“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” (Mt. 4:16)
We continue our journey together and as always, we pick up spiritual gifts along the path.
A few nights ago, I had a dream and there was an owl on my pillow, next to my head; quiet and alert.
I always take special notice when the winged ones show up in a dream. There is a message for me and perhaps, for you as well.
Owl’s hunt at night and have the ability to see what others may miss. The message from this awesome creature is not to be distracted by what you see on the outside.
Here are the first two lines of the 3rd stanza of my poem: Who Is It That You Look For? Is it I, He?
So take my hand in silence, in goodness and in faith.
Never despair again about your long due wait.
(DMOL, Patricia A. Zorn, pg. 57)
Here are tips for Week 3:
- Appearances can be deceiving. “The eyes are like a lamp for the body. If your eyes are sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eyes are no good, your body will be in darkness. So if the light in you is darkness, how terribly dark it will be! (Mt. 6:22-23)
- “To Thine Own-self Be True.” Do not allow the disconcerted confusion or despair to interfere with your journey or the work you have been called to do.
“You shed light on the road leading to heartfelt compassion. You tell us turn to God and believe.” (Brother Roger)