Thursday, March 16

READING Anthem, Leonard Cohen

The birds they sang at the break of day

Start again, I heard them say

Don’t dwell on what has passed away or what is yet

to be

The wars they will be fought again

The holy dove be caught again

Bought and sold and bought again;

The dove is never free.

 

Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That’s how the light gets in.

 

We asked for signs, the signs were sent:

The birth betrayed, the marriage spent;

The widowhood of every government – signs for all

to see.

Can’t run no more with that lawless crowd

While the killers in high places say their prayers out

loud.

But they’ve summoned up a thundercloud.

They’re going to hear from me.

 

Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That’s how the light gets in.

 

You can add up the parts but you won’t have the sum

You can strike up the march, there is no drum.

Every heart to love will come, but like a refugee.

 

Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That’s how the light gets in.

 

Today, reflect on which of your ‘cracks’ has allowed the Light to get in and shine through.

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