May you be known by love

This is the daily meditation from a few days ago in the Northumberland Community’s Celtic Daily Prayer (book two) which I have been meditating on for the last few days. I hope it encourages someone as it did me, in these strange days.

Go peaceful
in gentleness
through the violence of these days.
Give freely.
Show tenderness
in all your ways.

Through darkness,
in troubled times
let holiness be your aim.
Seek wisdom.
Let faithfulness
burn like a flame.

God speed you!
God lead you,
and keep you wrapped around His heart!
May you be known by love.

Be righteous.
Speak truthfully
in a world of greed and lies.
Show kindness.
See everyone
through heaven’s eyes.

God hold you,
enfold you,
and keep you wrapped around His heart.
May you be known by love.

Paul Field

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “May you be known by love”

  1. I was also struck by this meditation from the Northumbrian Community, so much so that I have set it to music and will be performing it at an informal composers’ “Sing and Share” evening this week. I have yet to clear any copyright issues but have no pans to market it. I was grateful to find your reference to it as I wasn’t that sure where to find it and I had not noted the author’s name.

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