• David Carlson

882: Let a warm breath blow gently on my spark, that it might become a mighty flame within.

Day 882: Monday, August 15, 2022

Let a warm breath blow gently on my spark,

that it might become a mighty flame within.

(please read the Emmaus announcement after the poem)


Today's Reflection: Spark of the Divine

a Poem by Patti England



Spark of the Divine

I see it in the hummingbirds that feed outside my window

I see it in the trees that sway to the wind

I see it in the waves that splash against the shore

I see it in the eyes of the hungry and the homeless

And there is a spark in me.



I hear it in the flow of a bubbling brook

I hear it in the wind the makes my chimes delight me

I hear it in the melody of the songs the birds sing

I hear it when my dog barks to announce an unknown friend

And there is a spark in me.



I smell it in the aroma of fresh cut grass

I smell it in the scent of the roses on my table

I smell it as the redwood trees welcome me to the forest

I smell it in the head of the babe fresh from a bath

And there is a spark in me.



I taste it in the sun ripe tomato plucked from the vine

I taste it in the kiss of a lover or of a child

I taste it in the meal prepared for me by a friend

I taste it in the sip of wine that is communion

And there is a spark in me.


I feel it in the hand of the friend whose skin is paper thin from age

I feel it in the hand of the child that takes its first haltering steps

I feel it as the sun warms my face in the garden

I feel it as I gaze at a candle lit in prayer

And there is a spark in me.


When I begin the day in joyful prayer

Or I cry out to the One that made all things

When I sit in silent meditation and await the whisper of my soul,

I know there is a spark in me.

Let a warm breath blow gently on my spark,

that it might become a mighty flame within.



Announcement - Call for Feedback


At yesterday's celebration Ed asked if there might be interest in moving the time of our celebrations an hour earlier -- to 4:00pm from our usual start time of 5:00. It would mean starting the greeting/get together at 3:45 and the liturgy at 4:00. The majority of our community who were on Zoom very quite enthusiastic about changing. For those of you who may have missed yesterday - how would you feel about an earlier start time?


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