Redaksjonen i OP Dacia ønsker alle lesere en velsignet advent. Denne første søndagen publiserer vi et dikt av Damian Magrath OP fra samlingen Oranges from Dominic’s Tree.
Lux de caelo natus est nobis
We are always walking in the dark
thinking it is daylight
not seeing what we do not see.
We are always opening our eyes
to the dawn of an horizon where the sun sets as we approach
blind leaders of the blind deceived by sight.
We need to turn around to the true light
which we think is darkness,
to see without seeing
through the eyes of another,
to walk towards that horizon
holding hands like lovers.
All will be well…
Damian Magrath was born in Bradford, England and entered the Dominican Order in 1936. From 1948 until his death in 1982 he ministered in South Africa where he taught theology, wrote theological articles and poems and served in provincial administration. His poems were published as Poems: When Time and Meaning are One. (Introduction from Oranges from Dominic’s Tree)