An Angel Has Come

The messenger has arrived, whose name is her function: good news folded out of prayer, and instead of a cross, nailed between Heaven and Earth, wings to carry a prayer into the light and, by so flying forth, to bring news back.

That is the wisdom we celebrate every day on this Earth and make, on this day, into memory, which is to say we mind it and by minding mend what is broken by giving it hope from what has come before. We are at the still point of the turning world.

Such simple gestures make the hands into flight. Unlike the flight of birds it is flight that never flits off, because it is already here. Give praise this day for the birth that has been coming these nine months long. Everything is new again. Nothing has left us. Be blessed. Merry Christmas!

8 thoughts on “An Angel Has Come

  1. Lovely ornaments and story behind them. All things new. Thank you for the beauty of your words and images throughout the year. The help me and they help the world be more attentive and constructive in thoughtful ways. May your Christmas time be filled with peace and joy. Happy New Year in 2018.

    All the best, Ruth

    On 24 December 2017 at 00:31, Okanagan Okanogan wrote:

    > Harold Rhenisch posted: “The messenger has arrived, whose name is her > function: good news folded out of prayer, and instead of a cross, nailed > between Heaven and Earth, wings to carry a prayer into the light and, by so > flying forth, to bring news back. That is the wisdom we ce” >

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    • They help me be more attentive, too. You can imagine where my imagination would take me without a tether. Whee! Blessings, Harold

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  2. Shalom, Salaam, to you, too. cg

    On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 11:31 PM, Okanagan Okanogan wrote:

    > Harold Rhenisch posted: “The messenger has arrived, whose name is her > function: good news folded out of prayer, and instead of a cross, nailed > between Heaven and Earth, wings to carry a prayer into the light and, by so > flying forth, to bring news back. That is the wisdom we ce” >

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