I recently re-discovered a favourite book Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day by Macrina Wiederkehr. As I write to you, it is the mid-morning hour with themes of the coming of the Spirit, wind and flame, breath, and blessing. I share with you a portion of a contemporary Psalm by Macrina:
O Spirit of the Circling Hours,
Bless me that I may be a blessing,
Work through me, that I may be
Your love poured out upon the earth.
Creator of all that is, be blessed.
Lover of all that is, be blessed.
Sanctifier of all that is, be blessed.
As you encircle our lives this day,
Rev. Mary Nichol
Regional Minister, First Third Ministry