It has been a stressful time for our family as my daughter has been in the hospital for the last month battling a severe infection. Thank God she seems finally to have gotten the better of the infection and we look forward to her gaining strength. Almost to my surprise, my faith has been a pillar for me in this time of trial.
My husband ran across this wonderful poem in Religions of Asia, ed Donald Lopez, Princeton Readings in Religion and shared it with me. Although it is by a Tibetan monk using the terms of Buddhism, it resonates with my religious understanding. It reminds me of the ending of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God: “Were they to take our house, goods, honor, child, or spouse, though life be wrenched away, they can-not win the day, The kingdom’s ours forever!”
Song of Yogin Lorepa during his Retreat at Lake Namtso:
Song of the Six Encouragements to Practice Religion