Secret Journey

Secret Journey

Poems and prayers from around the world


These prayers, verses and invocations are drawn from many faiths and many nations but they all reflect the same mystery: the mystery our passage from birth, through life, to death. We are born from the unknown. Our life, except perhaps to our friends and family, is a secret journey of joy and sorrow. Our death is shrouded in questions. In the words of St Paul, "now we see through a glass darkly.." But we do see some things, if we respond to the spirit within. Most faiths, personal or communal, acknowledge the inspiration of the spiritual life founded on truth, love and compassion. This anthology is a small reflection of the inspired and enlightening words that have been passed on down the centuries, throughout the world. They sing to the child within us all, to the spirit which always remains open and free and clear-sighted. In the words of Master Eckhart: "The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me."

Susan Holliday
Susan Holliday Susan Skinner is an author, artist and ecumenical Christian living in the south of England.She belongs to the Association of Christian Write...
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