Welcome to Spiritual Journey Thursday! Those of us who post here share our journeys once a month. This month our focus is waiting, hope, and the seasonal holidays.
In the Christian tradition, this is the season of advent... a season of preparation for the coming of the Christ child. The season reminds me of pregnancy, it is a time of waiting and hope. These days, however, can get crazy busy. I have to remind myself... what is my focus?
I have a wonderful book of prayers that I'm sharing from today. It offers two year's of daily readings as well as many other resources.
From The Celtic Book of Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community, Aidan's readings, the meditation for Dec. 7th offers these two gems:
The pilgrim worried that he would not have much time to care for his love-relationship with God. The Lord answered:
Do you have only one minute? Hem it with quietness. Do not spend it thinking how little time you have. I can give you much in one minute.
As the ripples of the river glance up to the light, let your heart glance up to Me in little looks of love very often in the day.
Many traditions celebrate this time of year. I wish you all gentle holidays. May your days be hemmed with quietness. May you find time to glance up with love. May your season be blessed with peace and joy.
Thanks to Christine Margoqs for providing our prompt this month and for hosting today. You can find Christine's most interesting post HERE.
Karen, I love the phrase "hemmed with quietness". It softens the edges of this busy time of preparation (and busy time for educators, at the semester's end). I am already thinking of when I can spend a minute to just be in the midst of my hectic day. Thank you for your own prompt for us!ReplyDelete
I love this idea of "hemmed with quietness! This morning my assistant principal and I were talking about how we carve out quiet moments during our days. So much peace ripples and radiates from your words and images, Karen - thank you!ReplyDelete
Karen,I, too, am struck by the beauty of the thought, hemmed with quietness. It is especially important at this time of year when the busyness of life needs to slow down to let us find time with the Lord. I am adding this action to what I need to do during Advent. May your days be hemmed by quietness as an example to all of us.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing from your book with us. I love your gems and decided to arrange them as poems for my notebook.ReplyDelete
Do you have only one minute?
Hem it with quietness.
I can give you much in one minute.
As the ripples of the river
glance up to the light,
let your heart glance up to Me
in little looks of love.
Thank you for this lovely post!ReplyDelete
Karen, I love your reflection. Thank you. Hem a minute with quietness...yes, I can do that! Such a beautiful thought. God is truly good!ReplyDelete