December 14th Feast of St John of the Cross
May the splendour of your glory dawn in our hearts....
that all shadows of the night may be scattered
and we may be shown to be children of light
by the advent of your Only Begotten Son. (From today's Collect)
Today is the memorial of St John of the Cross
-a vigil keeper if ever there was one.
His life was spent sifting through
the signs and signposts to God
and helping others to do so.
He encouraged us to make space
so as to encounter God.
As I keep vigil today
for the coming of Christ at Christmas,
I may be able to clear some space
so that God can fill it.
Nelson Mandela RIP
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.