May They Come Across the Waters . . .

His Way 48 x 48 oil on Canvas © Laurie Pace 2017

His Way 48 x 48 oil on Canvas © Laurie Pace 2017

"Beannacht/ Blessing

On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble,  May the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets into you, May a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight. When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you,  May there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours,  May the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life." John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A book of Celtic Wisdom

Philippians 1:7 "It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since i have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me."