Saturday, 7 March 2015

Preferred place for prayer and meditation

This week I have visited three different places of worship.
My writing group meets at a Quaker Meeting House

The studios of the local radio programme with which I’m involved are in a renovated Methodist Chapel

I attended the reading of the story of Esther for the festival of Purim and the Sabbath service at my synagogue

But this poem which is on the wall of a garden in a nearby park expresses which venue is my favourite when it comes to reflection and contemplation:
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"

And this poem sums it up:
When overwhelmed and stressed and unable to think,
I go out and garden, it's cheaper than a shrink.

~Author Unknown

 What about you?

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