Presentation Day Novena – Day 5 – 16 November 2020

December 4, 2020 |

He then went with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51


The Gift

Be still, my soul and steadfast.

Earth and heaven both are still watching

though time is draining from the clock

and your walk, that was confident and quick,

has become slow.


So, be slow if you must, but let

the heart still play its true part.

Love still as once you loved, deeply

and without patience. Let God and the world

know you are grateful.

That the gift has been given.

∼ Mary Oliver: Felicity p.77


Let us pray:

May the years take us deeper in our loving.

May the changing in our bodies

open doorways in our souls.

May we have words to tell of love long past innocence

yet grown wise with the seasons

and ripe with wonders still to be found.

∼ Jan Richardson: In the Sanctuary of Women p.302


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