The Nativity (4): Blessing

A mother’s reach toward her child is a form of blessing, as this image shows. Holding on to her own identity (self) is a form of blessing too. This image inspires me towards balance.

Nativity in the Life of Christ Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

My Prayer:

May I always share Love’s blessings with my children. May I always hold on to my sense of self as well.

Nativity in the Life of Christ Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

 

Scriptural Touchstone:

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Matthew 19:19 (NRSV)

Nativity in the Life of Christ Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

Invitation to Prayer:

Nativity in the Life of Christ Window by Jill K H GeoffrionGaze gently at the images of Mary, Jesus and Joseph in this twelfth-century nativity scene. Think about how you love and bless others. Consider how you love and bless yourself. What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

Photos:

Nativity in the Life of Christ Window by Jill K H GeoffrionThe Nativity in the Life of Christ stained glass window (1145) at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Other posts in this series:
The Nativity (1): Christmas Love
The Nativity (2): Touching
The Nativity (3): Pondering Jesus’ Birth

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