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A prayer for Oldie readers

Blog | By Rev Steve Morris | Jul 29, 2020

Maarten van Heemskerck: The Baptism of Christ (National Museum at Warsaw)

In the beginning…God laughed
And the earth was glad.
The sound of laughter
Was like the swaying and swinging of thunder in mirth;
Like the rush of the North wind on a drowsy and dozing land;
It was cold.
It was clear.
The lion leapt down
At the bleating feet of the frightened lamb and smiled;
And the viper was tamed by the thrill of the earth:
At the holy laughter.
We laughed, for the Lord was laughing with us in the evening:
For the laughter of love went pealing into the night;
And it was good.

It has been wonderful travelling the Celtic path for the last 4 months with you. I wish you nothing but well and pray for your safekeeping on life's bumpy old road. I found this, and although it isn't an ancient piece of writing, it captures much of the Celtic view of life. Go well.