Saturday, January 6, 2007

Celebration Of Abundance

As Doug and I look to the new year pondering what it will bring, we also reflect on all that we have with gratitude. The traditional Christian observance for this is known as the Epiphany.

Epiphany means to manifest. "Epiphany is about the unveiling of God's purpose in our lives", Karen Tudor told me in 2001. She also said if we are to receive ideas from God, then we are open to the gifts those ideas bring. I find this New Thougth perspective compelling since Covey, Chopra, The Secret, et al teach us that everything in our physical dimension is brought about by the power of our mind.

We will observe the day by steaming a dungeness crab (honoring baptismal waters) and opening a nice wine (honoring the water to wine miracle).

There is a custom of blessing the house, which is especially appropriate for us in our new home in San Antonio.

Along with this prayer:

Bless us, O Lord, and bless the time and seasons
yet to come.
Teach us to number our day aright,
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
And fill this new year with your kindness,
taht we may be glad and rejoice
all the days of our life.
And God bless you all, Carolyn

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