With the wealth of sacred writings,
Clothed in culture of the past,
Touching us with ancient wisdom,
May we find the truth that lasts.
From the churchís rich tradition,
Growing still with passing time,
May we bring its greatest values,
With the future to entwine.
Faith thatís lived with every action
Hears the spiritís call to dare.
Life as prayer in daily living
Brings to each a life as prayer.
May our journey bring in balance
Word, tradition, daily fare,
Tempered by the hand of reason,
Knowing god is always there.
© Doreen M. Lankhear-Smith
Thunder Bay, Ontario. 1998