Monday, January 01, 2007

A message for the New Year...

Disturb us, Lord, when.....
we are too well pleased with ourselves,
when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little,
when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when.....
with the abundance of things we possess we have lost our thirst for the waters of life;
having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity,
and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly.....
to venture on wider seas;
where storms will show your majesty;
where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars

Lord, we ask You to push back.....
the horizon of our hopes;
and to push us into the strength, courage, hope and love.

Sir Francis Drake - 1577

(thanks daddio for sending this to us)