Celtic Spiritual Wisdom
The Celtic people believed in finding God in the ordinariness of life.They grasped the human significance of the Incarnation. God was intimately at hand, both in creation, stranger, friend, one’s kin, oneself, in every moment, event, and place. Jesus predicted this kind of keen, vision ( an eagle’s vision) ” the world will no longer see me; but you will see me, because I live and you will live” ( Jn. 14:19). We, too, are gifted with the capacity to see, to hear, to touch this God of love in this very moment and in all the moments of our days. “With an Eagles Eye,” j.m.jones
In the busyness of this day grant me a stillness of seeing, O God
In the conflicting voices of my heart, grant me a calmness of hearing.
Let my seeing and hearing, my words and my actions be rooted in a silent certainty of your presence.
Let my passions for life and the longings for justice that stir within me
be grounded in the experience of your stillness.
Let my life be rooted in the ground of your peace, O God
let me be rooted in the depths of your peace.
” Celtic Benediction,” j.p. newell