Tuesday, 6 December 2011


There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in the present instant. Take peace. The gloom of this world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within reach, is joy. Take joy and so at this Christmastime I greet you with the prayer that for you day break and the shadows flee away.
Fra Giovanni Giocondo