You will be like a tree, planted

by Christine Sine

by Jenneth Graser

All of your leaves fall from your
branches, one by one, as forgiveness drifts
to the ground in such triumphant colours.

Finally ready for winter, emptied of grief,
you sleep, in a softening of snow…
until the sounds of water
awake you from the root.

You delve deep, drinking from
living rivers
and allow yourself to
blossom, on a sudden day.

You allow the fragrance to
fill the air, the inner you
to come out in festoons of flower,
green, birds and light shadows.

You allow the season to work
through the fruit, until you ripen
and share with the children,
letting go of the gift,

and the sap
is secretly flowing through your
branches all the while, as you
grow a new ring –
ever widening circles
ripple around your heart.

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:3

Listen to I believe in Springtime – by John Rutter – YouTube

Celtic Prayer Cards include 10 prayers inspired by ancient Celtic saints like Patrick or contemporary Celtic writers like John O’Donohue. A short reflection on the back of each card will introduce you to the Celtic Christian tradition, along with prayers by Christine Sine and beautiful imagery crafted by Hilary Horn. Celtic Prayer Cards can be used year-round or incorporated into various holidays. Available in a single set of 10 cards, three sets, or to download.

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