Week 20 (August 2-8)

In these times when we ride the rollercoaster of experience, emotions and the demand for an endless supply of resilience, let grace invite us into the "flutter" that surrounds us.


By Pam Hickey, RSCJ

Flutter...a gentle motion:

a paper catching a breeze

a leaf dancing on a limb

a heart in surprise

or expectation.

Flutter is almost invisible,


No...its a response, a gentle response

to the other.

a butterfly on the heart of a flower,

an elderly hand reaching for a cup,

a child's eyes on awakening

...all flutter without thinking.

My heart? does it flutter

in God's gentle air?

the Spirit's invisible

but so there.