As if it were new…

Blessing
Ancient One
who makes all things new,
may we receive with gentleness
and touch with hopefulness
and protect with fierceness
and love with tenderness;
and may we celebrate with gratefulness
and welcome with humbleness
and tend with gracefulness
all that you give.

Quote: Jan Richardson

Image: Virgin and Child // Cover of The Magnificat // For The National Black Catholic Congress, Orlando, July 2017

to announce or to invite — Mary’s choice

Blessing

Not to one
but to many you have called:
come
on the dancing wind
come
from the deepest forest
come
from the highest places
come
from the distant lands
come
from the edge of darkness
come
from the depth of fear
and become
the bearer of God.

 


Quote: Jan Richardson
Artist: Hi Qe

one more dawn

 

Hope is what sits by a window and waits for one more dawn,
despite the fact that there is not one ounce of proof
in tonight‘s black, black sky that it can possibly come.


Quote: Joan Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope

Single sunbeam

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows”


Icon: “A Bird Preaches to Saint Francis”

Artist: Kelly Latimore Icons

Fear and courage

Morning Light, David Kanigan

 

At night our fear is strong. . .
but in the morning, in the light,
we find our courage again.

 


Quote: Malala Yousafzai
Photo: David Kanigan

quote shared from Gratefulness.org