The Patience of the Knoll
Mary J. Murphy – Westchester Chapter
Let the Mary of Maryknoll
Call us out of our impatience
When the desire not to continue
Tempts us to diminish our efforts.
Hear the whispering of the voice
That called us to the Affiliates,
And then, respond with the patience
Of our predecessors, Price, Walsh, and Rogers
When the heated or repetitive discussions
Obscure our goals, let’s see them as our limitations.
For many times they are,
and we get lost in emotions.
We must seek the greater purpose
For sharing meetings and deliberations.
This meaning can come through our needs.
Let us give patience room in our souls
So that God can work through us
Patience leaves when questions come
That cannot be answered except with time.
Assessing our achievements is not for us.
Have faith that God will make use of our love.
Let the criteria of others not be ours
For we did hear a voice or perhaps a murmur
When Mary called to us from the Knoll.
Our success is the commitment to answer that call.