Sunday, December 20, 2009

MysticBliss: Take Heaven, Take Peace, Take Joy


No heaven can come to us unless
our hearts find rest in it today.
Take Heaven.
No peace lies in the future which
is not hidden in this present instant.
Take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow;
behind it, yet, within our reach, is joy.
Take Joy.
And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you,
with the prayer that for you, now and forever,
the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

—Fra Giovanni
(c. 1433 – 1515)

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful!

{{Thank you}}

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A wonderful poem to bless the season!

Linnea said...

I'm getting ready to leave town (and be offline) for a week. I may leave that as a note on my facebook page. Thank you for sharing; it's beautiful!

claire bangasser said...

Lovely, Christine. Thank you. And so true!

Jeanne Klaver said...

Awesome photo! Love the perspective and color. Inspiring words.