may a morsel of wisdom descend

image By NASA/Dan Burbank, via Wikimedia Commons

And Father of all Creatures
Spirit and Matter
Today hear if she asks
The least of your children
Who loves you from the depths of her heart
Her happiness to live for ever
Before you like a child before his father
With neither pain nor suspicion
I start a new year
In the beginning of the springtime.
What will I be? I am in your Hands,
Respectful? . . . Yes.  Obedient? Hardly . . .
But may your will be done
And may a morsel of wisdom descend on my old age
So that my time will not be empty or vain
Give me love and enlightenment
Sufficient to share with others who
Stumble and grope on the Way
The Way so narrow that leads to eternity . . .

Anjela Duval, 1905-1981, French / Breton poet and farmer


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.


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