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Lockdown – Looking…… annunciation “Place your mind before the mirror of eternity……” * Looking at lines through the diary, days unblocked and time...Read More
Lockdown – Looking…… annunciation
“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity……” *
Looking at lines through the diary, days unblocked and time stretching, ahead…
My own surprise is the rise of an ease of breath, a lifting of expectation.
But what shall I do?
By the message of an Angel to a woman open to know,
Mary was just there, the angel came to her.
‘Let it be’ in unblocked time according to your Word.
The message was the most intimate.
The marriage of flesh and Love.
‘Let it be’ said Mary.
With the gift of open diaries and stillness in the streets there is a chance I might ‘let it be’.
Let lockdown looking guide my eye to see the presence of Christ in flesh and love.
In Clare and Francis flesh and Love live a communion of Creation and Creator.
Lockdown looking with images of supermarket fight and flight, these live in me too.
And yet I see pictures of care and masked angels, medics and merchants of hope.
By the message of an Angel comes the Truth: born the Christ, as all creation waits.
Do not be afraid. Let it be.
Let the song sing in the streets of your mind of unblocked time, ahead, today and tomorrow:
Let it be…….
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom,
Let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom,
Let it be.
When the broken hearted people
living in the world agree, there will be an answer,
Let it be.
For tho’ they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see, there will be an answer,
Let it be. Let it be.
Wisper words of wisdom,
Let it be [Lennon & McCartney March 1970]
* Saint Clare writing to Agnes of Prague
A son of a rich merchant, a playboy, a soldier, a prisoner of war all of these and then life changed. Francis had a call from God to ‘rebuild his church’. Francis forsook his previous life and lived instead a life dedicated to God. Read more….. Other heard his message and came to join him. This was the very beginning of the Franciscan Orders.
The San Damiano Cross you see on the left was hanging in the church where he heard the call. It now hangs in the Bascilica of the poor Clares in Assisi.
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Day Six — The First Aim (continued)
The primary aim for us as Tertiaries is therefore to make Christ known. This shapes our lives and attitudes to reflect the obedience of those whom our Lord chose to be with him and sent out as his witnesses. Like them, by word and example, we bear witness to Christ in our own immediate environment and pray and work for the fulfilment of his command to make disciples of all nations.