(The Way of Perfection, Chapter 30-31)
"Meanwhile the disciples besought him,
saying, 'Rabbi, eat.' But he said to them,
'I have food to eat of which you do not know.'
So the disciples said to one another, 'Has
any one brought him food?' Jesus said to
them, 'My food is to do the will of him who
sent me, and to accomplish his work.'"
Her senses surrendered and stilled,
He draws her into His presence;
With tranquil delight, she is filled
And nurtured with His sweet essence.
Love captivates and holds the will;
The intellect, though free, remains,
Knowing by faith, He will fulfill
What is fitting - for His will reigns.
With humble gratitude and praise,
She seeks refuge in solitude
And silence, where her soul can gaze
And dwell in His beatitude.
Forth from this prayer, she bids His call.
With a redoubled strength to serve,
She strives to live His will in all,
With nothing held back in reserve.
Her affection for Him is praise;
United to His will and ways.
May the Master captivate our hearts and unite
our will with His so that His will may be
done in our lives.
1. John 4:31-34
(c) Paul Buis, 2004