May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
Excerpt from Matins, from Benedictus: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue
Yesterday I was given this beautiful prayer shawl as a leaving gift from my friends and colleagues on the board of Bible Society, where I have been a trustee since 2012.
It marked the ending of one season and the start of a new one, both for the board and me.
And these beautiful words, inscribed on the shawl, are a prayer for all of us.