Work

Lady-Working-in-Church

Let it be my precious work: to care for every thought, to let each step, each breath, each softly spoken word, become a deed of light; a feat of unadorned desire.

Let it be my sacred work: to strive as of a voice of light, a golden sweep of bright devotion, where every contour of love’s pure, sure capacity opens the treasure of truth’s laboring arms.

Let it be my special work: to toil with songs of love, to thereby illuminate each passing point of life’s demand and soften all edges of pain, longing and loss.

According to my Soul’s ambition, let my grandest work be to place the mark of tenderness upon each endeavor of worth.

Help me steady myself amid these trials of matter and find the courage to express the purity I desire in a prayer of simple, honest days.

Help me place my heart in the heavens even as my hands toil and scrape amid the dust and dirt of Earth. Help me to define myself in service, in my work; nay, in Your work, as a joyful, constant conduit of Beauty’s aim.

I shall strive with You at my side: With Light upon my shoulder, I need no other guide. Accompany me as I discover love’s true contour in the devotions of thankfulness. Yes, let my yearning shine, moment by moment, step by step.

Let my loving serve as a gift to Love, that labor may reveal its pure, engulfing capacity. As a glint of light in the prism of simple delight, let it be our work.

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    • Thank you ladyblue. Your encouragement is greatly appreciated. I’m glad you felt connected to the words and voice. I look forward to sharing more with you!
      With light,
      James.

  1. It took my breath away. It is truly the most beautiful poem…a love song for the divine. I could listen to you read it over and over and each time feel so intensely moved and at great peace. Thank you, mary

    • Dear Mary… I’m so happy that you liked the poem. Yes, I think it is a love song: a love of the deep, pure kindness that holds us all.
      With light,
      James.

  2. A very special lifetime work indeed … ” to toil with songs of love, to thereby illuminate each passing point of life’s demand and soften all edges of pain, longing and loss”.

    These are absolutely radiant words, shining with the light of love.

  3. There is grace, and there is grace. Beyond what we know, the truth in what we sense. This picture, this pieces, speaks to more than life ~ more than the measure of time or years. It speaks to the measure of the soul, of the depths the heart knows. This (THIS) is where LIGHT lives ~ this home of divine grace. Obviously, I love this, James. ~ Always, Bobbie

  4. “I shall strive with You at my side: With Light upon my shoulder”
    I love these words, to meditate..
    It is really very beautiful, accompanied with your quiet and restful voice, I feel a great peace rise in me.
    Have a nice weekend, with light and love !

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