Thursday, December 06, 2007

Note to self

I've said it before and I'm saying it again because sometimes I need to be hit by a lightning bolt a gentle reminder:

If as with Herod,

We fill our lives with things,

And again with things;

If we consider ourselves so important

That we must fill every moment of our lives with action;

When will we have the time

To make the long, slow journey

Across the burning desert

As did the Magi?

Or sit and watch the stars

As did the Shepherds?

Or brood over the coming of the child

As did Mary?

For each of us

There is a desert to travel,

A star to discover,

And a being within ourselves

To bring to life.

-Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen

3 comments:

scmom (Barbara) said...

Very nice. Thank you for the reminder.

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing those thoughts.

Michelle said...

Just what I needed to hear today.