YOUR WORD

BEING LOST FOR WORDS is an experience common to all humanity. We all find it well nigh impossible to articulate the depths of ourselves from time to time. Poetry, hymnody and psalmody become more than usually appreciated at such times. Poetry literally “makes” something deep inside us. But so does prayer. Because prayer is the work of the Spirit, the Word, who dwells in the depths of us. And prayer, as for poetry, and even for proper understanding of hymnody and psalmody, requires a quietening of our spirits from time to time. Being “lost for words” may, then, be thought of as a prompt, a nudge, a reminder, to turn to prayerful stillness, there to discover our own word. And be able to say “Amen”. Let it be so …