As I pray, I watch the candle flame burning itself out for the Lord, giving its all. Then I see and feel its movement—it is Dancing! And I really feel my heart is dancing too, moved by the awareness of a Divine Presence. God is the Infinite Mover—God dances too! God dances through the music and rhythm of life: the light and gentle, the heavy and dark, the climaxes and cadences. Sydney Carter’s Hymn “I Danced in the Morning…” expresses this so well. That is certainly Jesus’ dance for the love of the world!
Now, I look at our logo for the 28th General Chapter, and I see the figures dancing in a circle, and remembering my relaxing but meaningful days of Circle Dancing, I see them as encapsulating the great
DANCE FOR THE WHOLE OF
Danced in a perfect circle
Rooting us in the Wisdom and energy of Tradition
Carefully captured and lived by so many beautiful women.
All in the circle are equal and honoured on one side
Supported and holding in love on the other
ALL DANCE AS ONE
Coming from a rich diversity of cultures and peoples
The music takes hold of the dancers
Inspiring a myriad of moods and experiences
Unspoken emotion and deep reflection
Exhilaration and life-giving joy.
The simple skipping or the complex weaving and winding steps
Are danced with discipline, dignity and a wide and wonderful freedom.
“The rhythm of life is a powerful beat!”
THE COSMIC DANCE
Embraces and holds its passion and beauty
Sr Yvonne Pepper, RNDM