The Chaplain’s Corner
Reflections on Life’s Deepest Mysteries
Rev. Roger Butts is a regular contributor to Contemplative Light sharing inspirational poems, prayers, psalms, and articles. He writes with an open heart and years of purposeful practice as a chaplain.
Help us to see a sacred text in every person we encounter today.Help us to see in our own face, in our own body, a sacred text. Help us to…
Annie Dillard asked ‘who can ascend the hill of the lord?’ Well, here are some possibilities.
Evening Prayer 4/11/18 O God,Carry us when we are left without strength to walk on. Embolden us when we are scared but must move forward.Dry our tears when our hearts…
The 17 year old knew that his vulnerability and brokenness was what allowed him to be present to his grandfather in his vulnerability and brokenness. Deep calls to deep.
Against the boards of the boat
And the plank
and everything is empty.
There is of course the dinner party. Thomas Merton was laughing and drinking a beer. Siddhartha was sitting under a tree, entertaining visitors. Someone called out: “Tell us again, Muhammad,…
Roger Butts shares a poetic prayer in the spirit of St. Francis. Enjoy!