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  • Chris Williams

Friday 24th July - Icon of the Day

I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel

About the Sacraments –

He got so excited

And ran into a hollow in his tree and came

Back holding some acorns, an owl feather

And a ribbon he had found

And I just smiled and said, “Yes dear,

You understand”.

From ‘The Sacraments’ by Daniel Ladinsky


Image: Squirrel, from ‘The natural history of Selborne, and the naturalist's calendar’, 1879, by Gilbert White.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for those who don't have a holiday this summer that they will appreciate the beauty of the local area.


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