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Praying for the New Year

I have been looking, but so far, I haven’t found anything that I like as well for a New Year’s prayer as this prayer attributed to Oswald of Northumbria that I featured in a post a few  years ago. It seems to cover just about everything.  I find it fascinating that an Anglo-Saxon king and recent convert to Christianity can write a prayer that resonates over a millennia later. As I jot down my New Year’s resolutions, and some of them for the umpti-umpth time, it occurs that I might have a better chance at attaining my goals, and achieving … Continue reading Praying for the New Year

Each is both, and all

Here lies a she sun, and a he moon there; She gives the best light to his sphere; Or each is both, and all, and so They unto one another nothing owe; And yet they do, but are So just and rich in that coin which they pay, That neither would, nor needs forbear, nor stay; Neither desires to be spared nor to spare. They quickly pay their debt, and then Take no acquittances, but pay again; They pay, they give, they lend, and so let fall No such occasion to be liberal. More truth, more courage in these two … Continue reading Each is both, and all