Life is short.
And we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us.
So be quick to love.
And make haste to be kind.
And the blessing of God Almighty:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Be upon you and remain with you always.
This blessing was taught to me by the Rev. Sara Chandler Maypole when we served together at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Woodbridge, Virginia, from 2002-2003.
Words attributed to a Swiss philosopher, Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881).