Saturday, December 01, 2007

Take Joy!

Picture by S.

I salute you!
There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much, that, while I cannot give, you can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
Take Heaven.

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
Take Peace.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet, within our reach, is joy.
Take Joy.

And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you, with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

~Fra Giovanni
A.D. 1513

"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." ~John 1:4,5
Wishing you joyful and blessed Advent.


  1. Do I spy-with-my-littel-eye a candle you did ???? Looks great !!! Have a joyful day.
    Love Clarice

  2. What a lovely and meaningful post--and the candle is adorable!

  3. a very sweet sentiment. wishing you a lovely week as well.

  4. I spied your pretty candle right off, too. I like it! What a great picture and meditation.

  5. You did spy my candle. I'll be posting about it soon. Thanks for your comments.


  6. This is really beautiful.

  7. Thank you so much for posting this, Jody! I'm so glad I found it (and your blog) as I sat down at the computer for a few minutes this Christmas day. I'm printing it out as I type. These are things I need to remember. Your blog is lovely. Warm, homey, charming, peaceful. Just like you. Thank you and Merry Christmas-
    Angie in WA
    (ps Loved, loved, loved your card! Made my heart smile. You know what I like! I'll have it displayed always. Thanks so much)


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