May you be known by LOVE

I often read Celtic Daily Prayer as a morning devotional and find that the poems, old writings and blessings from the Celtic tradition speak to me more than many contemporary writings.

Paul Field wrote the following meditation, an excerpt from one such reading, that feels like a blessing…particularly one which should compel us to set an example of Jesus’ love for the world, in our lives, each day. I tried to find out when it was written (although I couldn’t find a date) because it seems so appropriate for today’s world. When there is so much angst in the world around us, destruction of simple human kindness, it is a good reminder that we, as Christians, have a different aim in life…and that our life should reflect that aim. May you be known by love!

Go peaceful
in gentleness
through the violence of these days.
Give freely.
Show tenderness
in all your ways.

Through darkness,
in troubled times
let holiness be your aim.
Seek wisdom.
Let faithfulness
burn like a flame.

God speed you!
God lead you,
and keep you wrapped around His heart!
May you be known by love.

Be righteous.
Speak truthfully
in a world of greed and lies.
Show kindness.
See everyone
through heaven’s eyes.

God hold you,
enfold you,
and keep you wrapped around His heart.
May you be known by love.