A note from the author: “Celtic Christians acknowledged God’s presence in every aspect of living—from waking to sleeping, from birth to death, from mundane chores to momentous celebrations. They perceived God’s creation as a holy gift. Gratitude characterized their way of being as they affirmed the source of life and gave thanks through blessings.” (p 12)
Dawn of Life,
Dawn of Love,
We greet you.
Bless us this day,
And bless all we meet:
The grieving friend,
The laughing child,
The stranger on the corner.
Fill our hearts with your light
And let that light shine through us,
Bringing friendship and hope,
Peace and presence.
We are yours.
—Beth A. Richardson
Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings
A Celtic blessing from page 93 of Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings by Beth A. Richardson. Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’
—Matthew 25:36, NRSV
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Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
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