I’m getting ready to visit Bardsey Island again. I go in 8 days time and I can’t wait! I have been welcomed back to serve as chaplain for the island, just as I did last year. Part of my role is to engage with people who visit and one way in which I shall do that is by offering a blessing. So, I have just designed a ‘Bardsey blessing’ in the shape of a postcard with the amazing photography skills of Ben Porter who has provided the stunning picture.
I hope to give these away and also to say over those who would like me to this blessing.
A Bardsey Blessing:
Ynys Enlli has been a place of pilgrimage since the 5th century for those seeking the presence of God. Today people venture to the island for its natural beauty, solitude or out of curiosity. Whatever your reason for being here may this Bardsey blessing enrich your life:
Today, as you walk on this island may you meet the One who knows you and loves you.
May you hear deep within your worth and value.
May God the Father enfold you and embrace you.
May God the Son walk beside you.
May God the Spirit refresh you and lead you forward on your journey.
This is also one of Ben’s beautiful pictures which I shall also use with a Welsh version of the blessing: I shall blog again about the experience of offering the ‘blessing’ in two weeks time when I return. By the way, if you would like the opportunity to visit the island please follow this link: it is the most beautiful place… A place of meeting and encountering the presence of God.