LISTEN TO ME

Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. (Isaiah 49.1)

You, out there on the edge of the world, Gŵyr, crooked little rock jutting out from the land of Gauls into the big sea, I’m talking to you. People of fishermen and farmers, I’m calling you to be fishers and farmers of men. You are to be a rock in this time. I name you Cephas…the Rock

‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the llans of Rhydian or Gwnno or Dewi  and to restore the survivors of the Cymru Cymraeg; I will give you as a light to the nations,  that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth…’ 
(Isaiah 49.6)

Oh you are a little people, small in number, one or two of you quite long in years, but you know me and I know you. You have heard my Word and you have taken it to heart. Children of the mist, people of the marsh, you are more than you believe. I am putting my trust in you. Put your trust in me. You have been given everything you need, witness of saints, teaching of the enlightened, Sacrament and Word, offered by Grace, in wisdom and truth

…in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1.5-7)

Wait for the Lord. Wait and find him revealed, already here, in the grass and in the wind, coming in from the sea, descending from the sky, holding you in the womb of Mother Earth. Ah, there, can you see, you have always been known, named and unchained. In the winter darkness, in the warm soil of the Mother, you are nourished and fed with body and blood of the Lover, breathing the mystical breath of Ruach, Life-giving, Life-supporting Spirit.

Stay a little longer in the warm hold of the Mother. Spring will come soon. Then travel through Dewi Sant and through Lent and be reborn in Easter Light. Take the power of Resurrection, infused with radiance and the brightest, brightest Light, and shine: spirit, immortal light…

When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’

Take your light to the nations. Let them understand where the Rabbi stays…in the heart of every one who is opened. Shine your light. I have given you as a light unto the nations…

You, out there on the edge of the world, Gŵyr, crooked little rock jutting out from the land of Gauls into the big sea, I’m talking to you. People of fishermen and farmers, I’m calling you to be fishers and farmers of men. You are to be a rock in this time. I name you again, Cephas…

Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away!

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~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on January 14, 2017.

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