The great mystery that mystics speak of
is neither hidden nor distant.

It is the fullness of the hidden
made visible-
breath embracing the body,
the Unseen unfolding
as cell and limb, leaf and thought.

It weaves effortlessly
and affectionately through every way
and every path.

It is the destination of every movement,
the sacred becoming visible,
the liturgy we call life.

Endless revelation.

Endlessly present.

Endlessly belonging.


David Russell OFS,
Dalum Monastery