Ecclesiastes 5:1-3

Watch your feet as you go to the house of God.
To draw near to listen
rather than giving a sacrifice like fools,
because there’s no knowing that they are doing something bad.
2Don’t be hasty with your mouth;
and your heart should not be quick to let out a word before God,
because God is in the heavens and you are on the earth.
Therefore your words should be few.
3Because a dream comes with an abundance of busyness,
so the voice of a fool (comes) with an abundance of words.

Be thou a bright flame before me,
Be thou a guiding star above me
Be thou a smooth path below me
Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me
Today – tonight -forever

St Columba


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