Saturday, February 13, 2016

Angels for Lent

Dear Friends,

     Please find the beautiful blessing offered by John O'Donohue in his book, To Bless the Space Between Us.  For today, take time to be aware of the Angels that are presented to you throughout your day.  Take notice of the small moments and people that nourish you and arrive at just the right moment.  Trust that there are angels among us and God is with you on your journey.

Wishing you the peace and mercy of Angels all around you!
Kimberly

A Blessing of Angels
By John O’Donohue

May the Angels in their beauty bless you.
May they turn toward you streams of blessing.

May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart
To come alive to the eternal within you,
To all the invitations that quietly surround you.

May the Angel of Healing turn your wounds 
into sources of refreshment.

May the Angel of the Imagination enable you to 
Stand on the true thresholds,
At ease with your ambivalence
And drawn in new directions
Through the glow of your contradictions.

May the Angel of Compassion open your eyes 
To the unseen suffering around you.

May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places
Where your life is domesticated and safe,
Take you to the territories of true otherness

Where all that is awkward in you
Can fall into its own rhythm.

May the Angel of Eros introduce you 
To the beauty of your senses

To celebrate your inheritance
As a temple of the holy spirit.

May the Angel of Justice disturb you
To take the side of the poor and the wronged.

May the Angel of Encouragement confirm you
In worth and self-respect,
That you may live with the dignity 
That presides in your soul.

May the Angel of Death arrive only 
When your life is complete
And you have brought every given gift
To the threshold where its infinity can shine.

May all of the Angels be your sheltering
And joyful guardians.