When I Was Young

There is a quotation from Abraham Heschel that I can relate to more and more these days :

"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people."

In conversation with people these past few weeks of Advent and in several blogs it is evident that people struggle with aridness and hardness  in their lives these days. 

There are many that are unable to cope and long for authenticity in conversation; raw honesty and compassionate listening seem to be in short supply .

As we come close to the end of Advent with all the problems and heartache in the world, and as we live in our own lives, with our own problems — what more can I offer to you than the “Deep Peace” of Christ — sung here by the choir, Libera.  The lyrics (below) are taken from an old Irish prayer.

I wish to everyone this
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you

Deep peace of Christ
Of Christ

The light of the world to you

Deep peace of Christ to you

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