Swift, Lord, you are not
Commenting on “narrow the gate and hard the road that leads to life, and few there are who find it” (Matt 7:14), St. Benedict counsels young men not to be daunted by difficulties at the beginning. The way of the poet is like the way of the monk, writes renowned theologian Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B. In Swift, Lord, You Are Not, Father McDonnell offers this collection of poems about his personal wrestling with God, coping with the discipline of the search for God—and waiting for the silence of God to break.
McDonnell, Kilian OSB, "Swift, Lord, you are not" (2003). Forum Lectures. 319.