God's Way

By Chris Pelicano (bio - articles - email) | Mar 08, 2012

Some of Robert Browning's words were recently brought to my attention. They were offered as a small consolation in bereavement, but I quickly saw how they revealed a quiet truth that pertains to the season of Lent—and of course, to all life's seasons.

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chattered all the way.
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne’er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!

I am reminded of the wisdom that is lost in the noise and pleasures of the world. I am reminded of the treasures hidden in both silence and suffering. I am reminded of the need to listen carefully—and walk slowly—along God's Way.

Christopher Pelicano is a graphics artist who has both designed and written for CatholiCulture.org. Chris has more than 30 years of experience in graphic design, illustration, and creative problem solving, including many Catholic projects. Among other things, he created the author bio sketches on this website.
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  • Posted by: demark8616 - Mar. 21, 2012 4:58 AM ET USA

    "I am reminded of the wisdom that is lost in the noise and pleasures of the world. I am reminded of the treasures hidden in both silence and suffering. I am reminded of the need to listen carefully—and walk slowly—along God's Way." A can't say it better than this - thank you Chris Pelicano - brought a tear to this eye, along with the conviction of the truth of it. .