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  • Chris Williams

Tuesday 30th June – Icon of the Day

Finally on my way to yes I bump into all the places where I said no to my life all the untended wounds the red and purple scars those hieroglyphs of pain carved into my skin, my bones, those coded messages that send me down the wrong street again and again where I find them the old wounds the old misdirections and I lift them one by one close to my heart and I say holy holy.

'The Healing Time' by Pesha Gertler


Image: Double torii path at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Senbontorii, in Kyoto, Japan. The way in is on the right; the way out is on the left.

Photo: Basile Morin, June 2019, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for Jeff and Piotr as they continue to minister to us in new ways.


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