Saturday, December 15, 2012

From Herod to Adam

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Christian neighbor-friends invited me to dinner yesterday evening.
Chanuka candles, Sabbath candles, and Advent candles all together  made lots of happy light--and even reflections for Weekend Reflections.
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That was before we heard the news from America, from Connecticut.
More appropriate now are  memorial candles, so many of them.
 Sigh . . .
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It being so near December 28, the Christian Feast of the Holy Innocents, their prayer  came to mind for today, this awful day:

"We remember this day, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents . . . Receive, we beseech thee, into the arms of thy mercy all innocent victims; and by thy great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish thy rule of justice, love, and peace . . . "           
 ---Book of Common Prayer, Collect for the Holy Innocents
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13 comments:

TheChieftess said...

What a beautiful and timely passage Dina...

Robert Geiss said...

The Holy Innocents, yes, these kids, no, all kids certainly are. Much moved.

Audrey said...

c est une horreur cette tuerie en amerique vraiment !

paix est leur ame !

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful post in an awful world..

Ann said...

Even though I don't believe, that prayer is very apt. Apologies for not visiting lately. Lacking motivation and started an new job. Will try and get back to it. Even if I don't visit I still look at the thumbnails.

crystal said...

Thanks for the prayer, Dina.

There's a Christmas song about the holy innocents too - the Coventry carol.

'Tsuki said...

Nice sacred light reflection, Dina...

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful photo and beautiful verse - my eyes are moist with sadness of the school tragedy in Connecticut this week!
Advent regards from Eagan

VP said...

A thoughtful choice...

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for coming by. It is good to be together in this difficult time.

Crystal, thanks for the Coventry Carol. I read the words as they sang, about Herod raging.

Ann, no worries. As long as you keep going on YOUR fine blog. Good luck with your new job.

Kay said...

What beautiful friends you have to honor your religion as well as theirs. I love it.

The country is truly in mourning here. There's a pall over the days.

James said...

Beautiful photo and prayer!

I hope you had a very happy Chanuka!

Gunn said...

Looks very pretty!