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
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