As we approach Lent 2021, maybe this is the year to make resolutions to be kind to ourselves. This might be an unusual way into the traditional season for ‘penance’ but we have had so much ‘penance’ in the last year – it has really been a year-long Lent & so perhaps we need to look forward now with hope to better times. It was difficult to celebrate Easter & Eastertide last year, lets hope it is easier this year??
We are including an unusual reflection on ashes just to mark next Wednesday. The other pieces are a follow-on from last week – silence as a prerequisite for listening. One, ‘I weave a silence’ is set to music by Margaret Rizza & so we are including that as well.
The blessing this week is ‘My Peace’ from ‘Sacred Dance’ – let’s ask that this coming time of Lent will bring us peace – in our hearts, in our immediate family & beyond.
With our love
The wise tell us that God abides in silence-
that God speaks in the silent serenity of the heart.
Let us not speak of silence;
rather, let silence speak to us of God.
let us enter, through the door of serenity,
the silence of our heart.
I weave a silence onto my lips.
I weave a silence into my mind.
I weave a silence within my heart.
Silence, silence, silence, silence ……
Text: David Adams. Music: Margaret Rizza.
In the silence;
In the stillness of the Spirit,
We move, we move,
We move in the ocean of God.
We are called by name;
We are already known & loved;
Already known & loved in our mother’s womb;
Here in the mystery of silence,
We allow ourselves to be loved.
For when the light & the Kingdom dawn in our hearts,
For then it touches all we touch.
We must not fear the light;
It must dawn & burst forth in our hearts,
Until it becomes the full dawn of the Risen Christ.
Wait before your God.
Let your God look on you.
That is all.
God loves you with an enormous love.
God only wants to look on you with love
Let your God love you.