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  • All Souls Day

    Today is All Souls Day, on which some Christian traditions pause to call to mind "the faithful departed". Whatever our faith or none, there is something intrinsically good about pausing to remember, with gratitude, those we have loved and lost, to grieve where we need to grieve, and to discover new strength and new hope for our own continuing lives.

    A poemy/non-religious prayery/meditationy thingy by me...

    Take a moment
    Light a candle
    Plant a flower bulb
    Shed a tear
    Laugh out loud
    Rage against injustice
    Whatever you need to be or to do
    Only remember
    Put back together, if for a fleeting moment
    And then
    Honour those who have gone before
    By living
    By loving
    By laughing
    A little more intentionally
    And every day

  • Non-Religious Praying...

    Today in a social media group of which I am part, someone, who describes themself as non-religious, asked me if I could share a nice prayer for those who were struggling.

    My first thought was, wow, what a lovely thing to be asked.

    My second thought was, yikes, what a challenging thing to be asked.

    My third thoughts was, this is pure privilege, the kind of thing that minister type people dream of...

    So I wrote a 'non-religious' prayer, addressing God as 'Eternal Love' and recognising the circumstances in which group members find themselves. I hope it scratched where people were itching, and that it brings comfort and hope to those who need it.