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Words of Light and Hope from Tony Hawes

Words of Light and Hope from Tony Hawes.

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”  Matthew 6.28-29.


I will thank Him for the pleasures given to me through my senses, for the glory of the thunder, for the mystery of music, the singing of birds, and the laughter of children. I will thank Him for the pleasures of seeing, for the delights through colour, for the awe of the sunset, the beauty of flowers, the smile of friendship and the look of love; for the changing beauty of the clouds, for the wild roses in the hedges, for the form and beauty of birds, for the leaves on the trees in spring and autumn. Truly, O Lord, the earth is full of your riches.  Edward King


People travel to wonder

at the height of the mountains,

at the huge waves of the sea,

at the long courses of the rivers,

at the vast compass of the ocean,

at the circular motion of the stars,

and they pass themselves by

without wondering.          St. Augustine


Lord, today brings

Paths to discover

Possibilities to choose

People to encounter

Peace to possess

Promises to fulfil

Perplexities to ponder

Power to strengthen

Pointers to guide

Pardon to accept

Praises to sing

and a Presence to proclaim. Amen.

David Adam.


May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

The rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again, may God hold you

In the hollow of his hand. Amen.