Another kind of seed...
On a visit to the Montgomery County Bookmobile this week I came across a very interesting book. It is entitled The Prayer Shawl Companion by Janet Bristow & Victoria A. Cole-Galo, and published by The Taunton Press.
It is actually a book of knitting patterns for prayer shawls and since I have been studying the Jewish prayer shawl called a Tallit, this title caught my eye. I must say I do not agree with all of the thoughts and ideas represented in the book. But they have some beautiful designs and I love the idea of praying over a project you are working on in order to give someone else a blessing.
On page 87 there is a lovely little prayer written by Wren Ross of Boston, Massachusetts:
“May each stitch be a seed of beauty.
May each stitch be a seed of truth.
May each stitch be a seed of health.
May each stitch be a seed of compassion.
May each stitch be a seed of joy.
May each stitch be a seed of grace.
May each stitch be a seed of love.”
By God’s grace, I hope to sow those kinds of seeds in 2010, how about you?
By Pat Moyer