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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Light


May the blessing of light be on you - light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it. And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star. And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God. And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.

~An Ancient Scottish Blessing

8 comments:

  1. Lovely blessing. I like your globe that went with it.

    Peace to you Nick,
    Pam

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  2. Did you take that picture? It's beautiful and so peaceful.

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  3. I've always liked that benediction. Thanks you. :)

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  4. Finding Pam: Thank you. That glove is one of my favorites, as is the text from Hebrews.

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  5. SilverNeurotic: No, that photo was emailed to me by a friend. She said it is of a sunrise in her home state of Montana. Unfortunately, I have never visited Montana.

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  6. Lynilu: Thank you. As I may have written previously, I adore Celtic liturgies.

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