Thursday, December 24, 2009

In the mangers of our souls

In a world designed
for co-habitation,
each of us walks alone.
Passing buildings designed
for daylight occupation,
each of us walks in darkness,
measuring our steps
between intermittent patches of light.
Surrounded by others who ride together
in caravans,
led by a star,
we have only our own feet to carry us
to some as yet unimaginable destination.

Walk with us,
O Holy One.
Guide us through the darkness
and keep us ever mindful
that we carry Your light within.
Help us to cradle it gently
in the mangers of our souls.

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1 comment:

Maureen said...

". . . mangers of our souls": quite an image that creates. Lovely.