It seems fitting to share this verse today, during the feast or festival of Saint Martin, known as Martinmas, a time of remembering to kindle our flame, to acknowledge by seeing, hearing and feeling that flame of the other, even when it is masked and vulnerable.
This is the verse I say to begin my day of homeschooling:
A Teacher's Thought for his Children
You who out of heaven's bringhtness.
Now descend to earthly darkness.
Thus through life's resisting forces,
Spirit radiance to unfold
Spirit warmness to enkindle
Spirit forces to call forth
Be you warmed through by my love
That in Spirit's heights well- rooted
And in earth's foundation's working
You may servants of the Word become
May we all warm and be warmed through by love.