Friday, December 17, 2010

Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. 
Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendour, woven of love, by wisdom with power. 
Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel's hand that brings it to you. 
Everything that we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty, 
Believe me that the angel's hand is there; the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence.

Our joys too: be not content with them as joys.
They too conceal diviner gifts.

~Fra Giovanni

This Christmas, I am strongly reminded of how hope has embraced a hurting world.

Love to you all!

Katy Noelle xo