Monday, January 01, 2007

On the 7th day (and the 8th too)

I enjoyed the slightly strange experience of driving past my own congregation as they headed to St M's, while HG and I were bound to the Cathedral...Sundays off are a glorious thing - and Cathedral worship did us both good, specially when combined with a meet with a uni friend of HG's, who happens to live but a stone's throw from the west door.
It was a good opportunity, too, to spend a bit of time with God, taking stock of 2006 and handing over my hopes and dreams for 2007.
Later HG and HS departed by coach to party in London, while we spent a more sedate but happy evening with friends closer to home...Walking home with GK as fireworks popped all over Cheltenham was a good way to begin 2007.

I'm back to work today, - and the time is right. I'm ready to re-engage,- might even start the year with a tidy study (though I know better than to resolve to keep it that way)!
Meanwhile, here's one more extract from Hay and Stardust. This one is a Blessing as you journey into the New Year, and is by Lynda Wright. It comes with my best love to all of you for the year ahead.

May your eyes be opened to the wonder of the daily miracles around you
and your sense of mystery be deepened.

May you be aware of the light that shines in the darkness,
and that the darkness can never put it out.

May you be blessed with companions on the journey,
friends who will listen to you and encourage you with their presence.

May you learn to live with what is unsolved in your heart,
daring to face the questions and holding them
until, one day, they find their answers.

May you find the still, quiet place inside yourself
where you can know and experience the peace that passes understanding.

May love flow in you and through you to those who need your care.

May you continue to dream dreams and to reach out into the future
with a deeper understanding of God's way for you.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

what wonderful, wonderful words. i will treasure them. And try to put them into practice!

Preacher Mom said...

What a beautiful blessing for the New Year! Thank you for sharing it. God bless you in 2007!

ppb said...

sounds like a great day!