May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.

Excerpt from Matins, from Benedictus: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue

Yesterday I was given this beautiful prayer shawl as a leaving gift from my friends and colleagues on the board of Bible Society, where I have been a trustee since 2012.

It marked the ending of one season and the start of a new one, both for the board and me.

And these beautiful words, inscribed on the shawl, are a prayer for all of us.