Tag: consolation

Unending Joy and Revelation

. The conviction             that God the Trinity . Gave you                      this consolation . And could you see             that all eternity . Would be             like this . Unending joy             and revelation? . Inspired by the writings of Julian of Norwich . Image by RENE RAUSCHENBERGER from Pixabay

Commemorating Christina Rossetti (2) – Remember Me

This beautiful poem by Christina Rossetti is on the theme of remembrance.   Remember me when I am gone away,          Gone far away into the silent land;          When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day          You tell … Continue reading Commemorating Christina Rossetti (2) – Remember Me

Commemorating Christina Rossetti – 27th April: “Up-Hill”

Image by ashish verma from Pixabay Christina Rossetti's first recorded poems were written on April 27th, and she is remembered on this day. The image of an up-hill road is particularly poignant in 2020, as we struggle to live through a world pandemic. Does the road wind up-hill all the way?    Yes, to the very end. Will … Continue reading Commemorating Christina Rossetti – 27th April: “Up-Hill”

Spiritual Reflection: Silence Grows Meaning, Joy, Perspective

When I am silent I hear more. In particular, I hear more of my own thoughts, which can be both troubling and helpful.  Troubling, because not every thought that passes through our minds is a helpful thought.  Weeds and Crops Margaret Silf distinguishes between “watering the weeds” and “nourishing the crop”(1). We can spend more … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection: Silence Grows Meaning, Joy, Perspective