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Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words… yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world ~ I AM יהוה‬ your God, who brought you… out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me…

EARTH, SEA, SKY, the holy trinity of the pre- Christian people of Wales speak to the soul of the pilgrim, without words, of יהוה‬, of Christ, of Father, Son, Spirit, of All that Is. A red kite circles above the heads of the blistered-foot travelers and whispers to one of them of the love of a mother just died, set free, dancing with Wisdom in the ruach-breath Peace. And the fishermen of Ferryside carry us across the divide, while plant Cymraeg sing songs of old, and the boatmen put us down on Dewi’s soil, with an Irish grin and a Slàinte-Hwyl!
During our walk to St David’s this week (we have had to pause after 2 days for the snow to clear), Fr Glyn and I talked much about life, the universe, God, Bob Dylan and all that, but often it was in the quiet times, lost in the mud and sea-ditched fields, where Glyn’s map seems not to work anymore, when the thirst or hunger starts to bite and the birds, elements and animals begin to to lose seperation of sound, that the sheer awe and wonder of it all made for us a Silence so Loud.
Creation truly is “My Father’s House”, our bodies the Temple of the Almighty One. Our inherited “society”, “system”, “education”, “democracy”, call it what you will, has made of them both “a market place”. When we are unconscious and just go along with this, then we collude just like the pharisees and saduccees and the money changers in the First Century Jerusalem Temple. But this time is Lent, a time for waking up and seeing that Jesus Christ is here and ready always with a whip of cords, and he will kick over the robber’s tables in your heart and mine. Stop. Be still. Just wake up. Let the awe and the wonder explode in you. Be still. AND KNOW GOD.

*Fr Tim and Fr Glyn Austin (Llangennith) are walking to St David’s

to raise awareness of pilgrimage and to raise money for St Madoc Centre

      please sponsor them here https://www.everyclick.com/fatherstimandglynonpilgrimage


~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on March 2, 2018.

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