We had a lovely service this evening on Psalm 20, and blessing. It was good to talk with others, and bless them and feel blessed by them. Lynda and Gwen sang beautifully. Bob gave us a sheet of Celtic prayers and blessings, and encouraged us to consciously bless others as we go about our week. A few months ago I decided to end my emails "Love and blessings" and have been surprised by the number of people who have responded positively to that.
A Familiar Stranger
I saw a stranger today.
I put food for him in the eating-place
And drink in the drinking-place
And music in the listening-place.
In the Holy name of the Trinity
He blessed myself and my family.
And the lark said in her warble
Often, often, often, goes Christ in the stranger's guise.
O, oft and oft and oft, goes Christ in the stranger's guise.
Celtic Rune of Hospitality
May those who love us, love us.
And those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn't turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping!
We also sang "Best be the Tie that Blinds" but in the entire congregation, only Brian was wearing a tie, bless him!