This morning, as I kindle the fire upon the hearth, I pray that the flame of God’s love may burn in my heart, and in the hearts of all I meet today.
I pray that no envy and malice, no hatred or fear, may smother the flame.
I pray that indifference and apathy, contempt and pride, may not pour like cold water on the fire.
Instead, may the spark of God’s love light the love in my heart, that it may burn brightly through the day.
And may I warm those whoa re lonely, whose hearts are cold and lifeless, so that all may know the comfort of God’s love.
Be with us, Bridget, might Celtic triple goddess of the flame and the flood, crafts, weaving, and creativity.
You who bring inspiration, art, healing, poetry, medicine and smithcraft, be with us today.
Stir for us, the cauldron of ideas and transformation!
Come to us with air, creating inspiring words and thoughts.
Come to us with fire, for the potter’s kiln, the smithy’s forge.
Come to us with water, to heal the sick with love and compassion.
Come to us with earth, and bless our creations, born at Solstice, now to manifest!
For February 2nd and 3rd- St.Blaise\Candlemas
Selected Reading: The Light Within
[“The truth is that we cannot be left unchanged by encountering others… Every relationship of our lives, every turning toward one another rather than away from
others, or choosing to hide oneself, is an ever-deepening encounter with God, and with our essential humanness.
When we allow ourselves to experience this, when we love, we discover that our fear can only be finally dispelled by the confrontation, by the embrace and the grace of the encounter itself. Each time we are willing to live in the light, the shadows covering ourselves are dispelled and less fear survives. The reality of such love and courage casts out our fears, the more practiced, the more perfect it becomes.”]