God encompass you

A blessing for you.

The butterfly: symbol of the resurrection.

Throughout the day the good God encompass you;

throughout the night the saving God enfold you;

throughout your life, the loving God behold you.

And the blessing of God,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

be in you and remain with you forever. Amen

David Adam, The Open Gate: Celtic Prayers for Growing Spiritually
(Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1995) p. 111

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

Image: Watercolor by Elanie Moore and used as the cover art for the Easter Season Worship Booklet at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church in Idyllwild, CA.

Maker of all

Let the Maker of earth and sky speak to you.

Mountain Bluebird

You are the Maker Of earth and sky,
You are the Maker Of heaven on high.
You are the Maker Of oceans deep,
You are the Maker Of mountains steep.
You are the Maker Of sun and rain,
You are the Maker Of hill and plain.
You are the Maker Of such as me.

Keep me, O Lord, Eternally.
Teach me to see you, Lord,
In all things seen and heard,
In beauty of the heather moors,
In the singing of a bird.

David Adam. Border Lands: The Best of David Adam’s Celtic Vision (p. 15). Kindle Edition.

This is being posted as another weekend begins. I pray that you will be able to “get outdoors” this weekend. Let the Maker of earth and sky embrace you, bless you, speak to you. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

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