St Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua, based on Isaiah 61:1-3

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion— to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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  1. Thank you


    It’s a solemn golden treasure
    That never turns to rust
    It’s a true and living bonding
    It’s the life in which we trust

    It’s the source of all creation
    That cannot be bought and sold
    It’s the very cell of being
    That the life of man does hold

    We have shared it with each other
    When we sought to ease our pain
    It’s the very cloak of caring
    That our spirit seeks to claim

    We have sought to share its secrets
    With our heart and with our mind
    To proclaim its praise in verse
    Seeking always words to find

    Unto us it has been given
    To be blessed with kindness free
    That we might in humble manner
    It’s full meaning come to see

    In the fullness of our being
    In all that we seek to give
    We find there in simple splendor
    How it is that we should live

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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