Saturday, June 21, 2008

What it really means to bless

John O'Donohue died much too soon earlier this year at age 53. I admired him very much.

Our longing for the eternal kindles our imagination to bless. Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, that place where everything comes together, where loss will be made good, where blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of life's journey will enjoy a homecoming. To invoke a blessing is to call some of that wholeness upon a person now.

-- John O'Donohue

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:27 PM

    I admired him too Ellie and was privileged to attend a workshop with him ten years ago in Nevada City,CA.

    Blessings to you and your dear four-leggeds!
    annie c.


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