Thriving – a poem from Mike Bassano


Dear friends,

we are pleased to share with you the last poem written by Fr. Mike Bassano, entitled “Thriving”,to inspire hope and strength for a better future in South Sudan and worldwide.


People remaining stuck
            on power or greed
failing to remember
            sacred divine origin

Slow in believing
           unwilling to accept
good news given
           of forgiving reconciliation

Honestly facing
            admitting mistakes
leaving past behind
            beginning anew

Embracing unique day
             striving forward
persevering always
             alive with purpose

Forever committed
             following your will
in everyday’s unfolding
             greeting present moment

Enjoying adventurous steps
             of spiritual journey
wonderful surprises
             waiting round the bend

Thriving on mystery
             Your loving presence
within human hearts
             transforming lives

Fr. Mike Bassano

Date Published:

12 Apr 2022


Fr. Mike Bassano


Article Tags:

South Sudan, Solidarity, Peace, Hope

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