The Healer

by The Rev Anthea Ballam

(Dedicate to the Rev Verity Jones)

Change this day
With your love

Touch the hearts
Of those you meet
With a tender thought

Bless the downhearted
The lonely and dejected
With a beautiful wish
For you have the gift
To understand suffering

It’s the most gentle hands
Of calm and compassion
Serenity and service
That hold the power of the
The power to heal

And when things are calm
And waters are tranquil under
the moon
Don’t forget
It’s not enough to care for us
You must love yourself
In equal measure
With equal love

So today
I bask in the warmth of the sun
And celebrate with all things
made well
By you and your guiding spirit.