Agility and speed have long been understood as a holy combination (notice the halo in the medieval image of Velocity below). Moving in the right way at the right tempo takes practice, concentration, and a willingness to let go.
May my actions be graceful and swift.
Can one turn back an arrow shot by a strong archer? 2 Esdras 16:7 (NRSV)
Invitation To Pray:
If you could send a message to God that would travel “as quick as an arrow”-what would it be? What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.
Velocity (sometimes called Agility) (1194-1230), the sixth statue representing the Heavenly Beatitudes of Anselm (eleventh century) from the bottom of the outer arch of the east bay of the north porch at Chartres Cathedral.
Other posts in this series that seeks to explore the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: Who are God? And who am I?