I went up the hill to visit the old man who lives there. “It’s been a long time,” he said, “Since I’ve seen you.” “Yes,” I said, “I know. But I’d not forgot you.” Then, in welcome, he sang to me. But what I had remembered as a youthful voice full of vigor and fit for forever was turned now into a croak, a rasp, a sad affair of the heart. When he dies, I thought, a little of me will die with him. “These bones go deep,” he said with an effort as he stood there proud yet, “How can you forgive yourself?” I thought about that as I kissed him goodnight and laid him down to rest, up there on that hill. “In nomine Patris,” I said gently, “In nomine Patris.”
A Baha’i PrayerBe generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be fair in thy judgement, and guarded in thy speech. Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness and a home to the stranger. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light to the feet of the erring. Be a breath of life to the body of humankind, a dew to the soil of the human heart and fruit upon the tree of humility.
Baha’i Garden in Israel Pilgrimage 2010
Prayer for peace
May Christ inflame the desires of all people to break through the barriers which divide them, to strengthen the bonds of mutual love, to learn to understand one another and to pardon those who have done them wrong. Through his power and inspiration, may all peoples welcome each other to their hearts as brothers and sisters, and may the peace they long for ever flower and ever reign among them.
Pacem in Terris
At Sacred Space today can I allow the Word of God to stir up the authentic desires and longings of my heart? The men and women of the whole world long for peace.