Who Am I (7)? Agile

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.

Velocity on the North Porch of Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion

My Prayer:

May my actions be graceful and swift.

Velocity on the North Porch of Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
The three arrows on Velocity’s shield

Scriptural Touchstone: 

Can one turn back an arrow shot by a strong archer2 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.

Virtues and Vices, North Porch Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
Women depicting the virtues and vices are shown on the outer row


Other posts in this series that seeks to explore the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: Who are God? And who am I?

Who Am I? (The Virtues and the Vices: 1)
Who Am I? (2) Beautiful
Who Am I? (3) Free!
Who Am I? (4) Honorable
Who Am I? (5) Joyful in the Deepest Sense of the Word
Who Am I? (6) Sensual

Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.


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