Cuthbert prays in the water up to his neck all night observed by one of the brothers. In the morning the saint came out of the water and prayed and the otters came and dried his feet with their fur.
God, impart thy strength;
and in strength, power to suffer;
And to suffer for the truth;
And in truth, all light;
And in light, gwynvyd (heaven;
And in gwynvyd, love;
And in love, God;
And in God, all goodness.
The traditional ancient Welsh Prayer of the Gywddoniaid, “The Wise Men,” preserved in LLYer Mawr Margam, The Great Book of Margam.
[found in The Celtic Saints: an illustrated and authoritative guide to these extraordinary Men and Women, Nigel Pennick]
One Large Leap
Here is God’s purpose —
for God, to me, it seems,
is a verb
not a noun.
R. Buckminster Fuller U.S. designer and architect, 1895-1983
No More Secondhand God (1963, written 1940).