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Open Gates

I love the imagery of an open gate.

And here are some lovely words by David Adam from his book ” Open Gate”:

In Celtic folk tales a curse that could happen to a person was to get stuck in a field and not be able to get back out of it, to be stuck in that place for ever. It was seen as a definite curse to be unable to venture or to change. Yet we all know this experience in some small way; we all get ourselves stuck in routines and habits that act like shackles. We all refuse to open our eyes to the vision that is before us; too often we select what we hear and what we respond to.

The open gate is the opposite of this. It is the invitation to adventure and to grow, the call to be among the living and vital elements of the world. The open gate is the call to explore new areas of yourself and the world around you. It is a challenge to come and discover that the world and ourselves are filled with mystery and with the glory of God. It is the ever-present call to become pilgrims for the love of God, to take part in a romance that will enrich our hearts and our lives.

The open gate is the choice that God is always placing before us. It is a sign of the opportunity that is ours.

David Adam ‘The Open Gate’

And here’s another great web-site :

about the  world-wide c0mmunity of St Aidan and Hilda with a base at Lindisfarne.

November 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. The picture for your open gates blog is beautiful. Did you take it? Where is this place? (if you know) 🙂

    Comment by Rachel | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thank you for this – fits perfectly with what’s been on my heart recently. God bless 🙂

    Comment by Jacqueline Goddard | December 27, 2014 | Reply

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