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  • Chris Williams

Wednesday 30th September - Icon of the Day

Lord, catch me off guard today. Surprise me with some moment of beauty or pain so that at least for the moment, I may be startled into seeing that you are here in all your splendour, always and everywhere, barely hidden, beneath, beyond, within this life I breathe.

Frederick Buechner


Image: Startled Deer - A Prairie Scene, painted circa 1847 by Victor Gifford Audubon (1809–1860) and John Woodhouse Audubon (1812–1862). Brooklyn Museum, gift of A. B. Baylis through The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for all who suffer the effects of others’ prejudice.


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