Quote of the Day:
A psalm of David.
1 Lord, who may dwellB)’>
Who may live on your holy mountain?D)’>
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truthF)’>
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person
but honorsH)’> even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest;J)’> against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
Mary at the Medicine Wheel, in the Big Horn Mountains.
The Advent Photo A Day word for Dec. 10 was Holy. I had thought of skipping that one because Holy seems like a word to describe God or Heaven. I thought of church hymns like Holy, Holy, Holy. If you grew up in a Lutheran Church you might be singing that song in your head right now. Then, I thought of another song from the Psalm I quoted above with the line Who shall dwell on that holy mountain. That got me thinking about holy, or sacred, ground, and our bike trip last year to the Medicine Wheel. When the Biker Chef started the walk up and around the wheel, always to the left first, the wind swept up and over the mountain, blowing steadfastly over the sacred ground, carving the path, bringing fresh air. I thought of the people who have walked that path before us. I looked at the tokens they left behind. I felt the solemnity of their prayers, their grief, and their hope.
Hope is what keeps us steadfast in our journey to the Holy place. May your path blow with new life today.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: Have you ever been to a place that felt holy, or sacred?