Blessing of Light

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They can be like a sun, words.

They can do for the heart

what light can for a field.

-St. John of the Cross, Love Poems from God (trans. Daniel Ladinsky)

This weather worn garden sign is propped on the fence behind my cucumber vines.  When I gathered my small harvest, I thought of these words.  The blessing of light, along with soil and moisture produced something good and nourishing.  The word Peace reminds me that my words have that potential when I use them to bless and encourage.

Sadly, the opposite can also be true.  Words spoken in haste or frustration may damage growth and wither relationship. I can choose to speak light and blessing.  I pray to speak Peace.

6 thoughts on “Blessing of Light

  1. Peace is one of the words etched on a stone in my garden. I also believe in garden grace. Thank you for this reminder of the power of words and the power of Nature.

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    • Thank you for reading and for your comments, Bennetta. I need the reminder, too, and am grateful for the ways in which those reminders come.

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