finding jesus amidst life’s storms

free-storm-at-seaAn Celtic poem was in my readings today. It speaks about the sea voyages of Brendan the Navigator, a beloved Saint from the sixth century. One section touches me deeply:

Christ of the mysteries, can I trust you on the sea? 

Give me faith to break the old ways, and break fresh ground with you. 

Christ of the mysteries, can I trust you to be stronger than each storm raging in me?

 I choose to live beyond regret, and let you recreate my life.

I will believe you for my future, chapter by chapter, until all the story is written. 

Tune my spirit to the music of heaven.

From Brendan’s Voyage by Tim Severin

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A foggy Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Brad (Olympus epl-5)

 

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