Monday, 3 September 2012

A light in the garden

Kinpurnie Castle gardens, Newtyle, July 2012

In Murray Bodo's story of the life of Clare of Assisi, A Light in the Garden, some of these seasons of the soul are touched upon:

The lives of Francis and Clare are themselves seasons of every soul, and it has something to do with Assisi in the spring becoming summer, surrendering to the gentle mists of fall, lying seemingly dead in winter, and waiting for the poppies of another spring ...

You choose your vocation in life over and over again. It is not a decision make once for all time when one is young. As Clare grew in experience and in understanding of her commitment, she had to say yes again and again to a way of life that was not exactly the life she expected at the beginning.

(From Celtic Daily Prayer - Inspirational prayers and readings from the Northumbria Community)


  1. That makes a lot of sense to me, Linda. Having been here for nearly twenty-one years, I need to reflect again and again on who I am, where I am to be and what I am to do. I've loved saying YES time and time again!

    1. ... and what a privilege it is Martin!

  2. Interesting reflection at the moment, Linda. When going through tough times I am finding it hard to be questioning what I am doing and why I am doing it. It helps to know others have been through that and have come out the other side saying YES perhaps to an amended vocation, perhaps to a new way of doing the same one.