25 December 2015

Holy Day

Beacon, off Mount Desert Island Frederic Edwin Church.jpg
Beacon off Mount Desert Island at dawn, Frederic Edwin Church (1851)


I fall into your arms,
teach me to love instead of fear.
I welcome you as my true guest—
teach me to love instead of fear.

Hello today, hello minute.
Hello worship, hello silence.
Hello prayer, hello presence—
teach me to love instead of fear.

This is the day nature has made
and God has filled (or vice versa).
Let me rejoice and be glad in it.
Teach me to love instead of fear

This is the very day the world
is made, and us and all in it.
I welcome you as my true guest—
teach me to love instead of fear.



Copyright © 2015  S.L.Chast



1 comment:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is the message we most need to hear...teach me to love instead of fear. Wonderful,susan.