Monday, March 28, 2011

The candle of the heart

I found the following, written by Joan Borysenko, an MD and psychologist, today and wanted to share:

“You are at my side, dear friends, and God is everywhere. Yet ultimately we are alone, making our way home by the candle of the heart. The light is steady and sure but extends only far enough to see the next step. That there are steps beyond is a matter of faith. That we have the faith to endure and walk our own journey-even when we think that we are lost- is a gift of grace, and of friendship. Many times our light seems to go out. But another light, one held by a stranger or a friend, a book or a song, a blackbird or a wildflower, comes close enough so that we can see our path by its light. And in time we realize that the light we have borrowed was always also our own. ”

1 comment:

Malia said...

lovely, thank you for sharing this. A young friend @(23) died in an unusual accident yesterday. Sobering. So thanks for the thoughtfulness, and, as always, best wishes for you on your own journey.