As I sit and reflect on the weekend, I hear the words that the Canon spoke at the Christening service today:
‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone’….
In a small church in a tiny hamlet in Yorkshire, with the sun streaming through the colourful glass, I could feel my shoulders relax, my back bone straighten. The winter, the frost, the harshness and turbulent storms are past. I feel it now.
‘Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave… Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If one offered for love all the wealth of one’s house, it would be utterly scorned.’
In a small church in a beautiful hamlet in Yorkshire, with the sun streaming through the stems of daffodils, I could feel my heart soften and my resolve strengthen.
The words of Song of Solomon remind me that love is powerful and should be put at the heart of everything. Put it at the heart of everything and you cannot fail. Love and passion at the heart of family and friends will create bonds that are eternal. Love and passion at the centre of what you do and who you are will generate a success that is infinite.
In a small church in a tiny hamlet in Yorkshire… the beautiful words of the Canon rang true.