Friday, December 31, 2010

Crossing the Threshold of 2010

"Many times today I will cross over a threshold.
I hope I will catch a few of those times.
I need to remember that my life is, in fact,
a continuous series of thresholds:
from one moment to the next,
from one thought to the next,
from one action to the next.

Help me appreciate how awesome this is.
How many are the chances to be really alive . . .
to be aware of the enormous dimension
we live within.

On the threshold the entire past
and the endless future
rush to meet one another.

They take hold of each other and laugh.
They are so happy to discover themselves
in the awareness of a human creature.
On the threshold the present breaks all boundaries.
It is a convergence,
a fellowship with all time and space.
We find You there.
And we are found by You there.

Help me cross into the present moment -
into wonder, into Your grace:
that "now-place," where we all are,
unfolding as Your life moment by moment.

Let me live on the threshold as threshold."

written by Gunilla Norris from Being Home p. 14-15

And so tonight we shall cross over the threshold of 2010 into 2011.
May we gather up all that we have experienced of God's love & light this year
and bring it with us into this new year, to give away to everyone we meet.


Jayne said...

A happy, happy New Year to you my friend!

Jan said...

Nice. Happy New Year!

Ellie Finlay said...

I love, love, love images of open doors. This is a very nice one.

Happy New Year to you, Roberta, and a blessed upcoming Epiphany.

Evelyn said...

Thank you for sharing this writing, Roberta! I like the image of life being full of many thresholds,and especially the thought of the past and the future as they "take hold of each other and laugh". God's grace is definitely in that "now-place".