Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Prayer by Fra Giovanni, 1513


There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.
 No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in the present instant. Take peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within reach is joy. Take joy.

And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away. 

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