Christmas reflections from Bill Boorman
In the dusk of all that dims the message of Christmas, I share these reflections.
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astounding light of your own being.
- Hafiz of Persia
The only way every one of us can change the world is to become a candle.
Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky of Sonoma
Those who are hurt, are angry and have nothing left to give , these are my meeting place with God.
- Dorothy Day
You are the light of the world. Let it shine.
On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.
And when your eyes
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.
When the canvas frays
In the currach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.
“A New Year Blessing” by John O’Donohue
the protection of the ancestors be yours and may a slow wind work these words around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.
Have a blessed Christmas and joyful New Year.