“The Acting Person” and “Sources of Renewal,” both written by John Paul II before becoming Pope, are treasures that can help people better understand the truth about life and themselves.
The earth is parched from lack of drink
The plants are waiting in the heat,
The clouds are angry black as ink
The farmer sits upon the seat
And prays for rain.
The sky is grey and overcast
A sultry wind runs through the grain
A restful sound is heard at last–
The quiet singing of the rain
The silvery rain.