Ways of Seeing

IMG_7739Like an infant’s open-eyed wonder

and the insights of a wise grandmother,

like a young man’s vision for justice

and the vitality that shines in a girl’s face,

like tears that flow in a friend bereaved

and laughter in a lover’s eyes,

you have given us ways of seeing, O God,

you have endowed us with sight like your own.

Let these be alive in us this day,

let these be alive in us.

From Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter by John Philip Newell | Photo courtesy of Karin Baard