Last week at the end of our time together I said that one of the ways we know
and are touched by the Sacred is through art and one form of art is poetry. Today
I want to begin with a poem. It is a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke that I use a lot.
You've may have heard me use it before.
Be patient with all
that is unresolved in your heart.
Try to love the questions themselves
like locked rooms and books
that are written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not seek the answers that cannot be given
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now
and perhaps without noticing it
you will live along some distant day
into the answers.