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Signs of Ageing


When the signs of age begin to mark my body

(and still more when they touch my mind);

When the ill that is to diminish me 
or carry me off
strikes from without or is born within me;

When the painful moment comes
in which I suddenly 
awaken to the fact that I am ill
or growing old;

And above all at that last moment
when I feel I am losing hold of myself
and am absolutely passive within the hands
of the great unknown forces that have formed me;

In all those dark moments, O God,
grant that I may understand that it is you
who are painfully parting the fibres of my being
to penetrate to the very marrow of my substance
and bear me away within yourself.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin sj. (1881-1955)


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