Savor Lent Savor Life 2013

Purify | Savor Life, Day 20

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” – Jesus

Slowly read the poem, Fire, several times. What is evoked within you? Savor your experience, in your mind, heart, and body.

FireDay 20 Purify

What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing,
too many logs
packed in too tight
can douse the flames
almost as surely
as a pail of water would.
So building fires
requires attention
to the spaces in between,
as much as to the wood.

When we are able to build
open spaces
in the same way
we have learned
to pile on the logs,
then we can come to see how
it is fuel, and absence of the fuel
together, that make fire possible.

We only need to lay a log
lightly from time to time.
A fire
grows
simply because the space is there,
with openings
in which the flame
that knows just how it wants to burn
can find its way.

— Judy Brown

Today I will savor in my heart ... sacred space

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