Gentle friend

There are those who draw attention to themselves

But not my gentle friend

Who quietly stirs the hearts

Of those with good will

Who prompts the shy smile

Who prompts the reticent student

To ask a question

Who helps our hearts

Blaze against injustice

Who helps us see the good

In others and ourselves

Who can use the words of a man

Full of failings

To help another

Glimpse their heart’s longings


O come Holy Spirit?


Our gentle friend

Is already with us.

Am I paying attention?

One thought on “Gentle friend

  1. Pat, yes, the Holy Spirit is within and we just need to open our minds to the message and presence. So much can take us away from that indwelling. Maree

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