Vespers: the Lighting of the Lamps
The following is from Gratefulness.org, Angels of the Hours.
The angel of Vespers has stopped playing and serenely holds the tambourine with the evening star on it.
This is the hour for us to stop too and find peace of heart through reconciling contradictions within us and around us. As we put the disappointments and regrets of the day behind us, we become festive in a new way.
This hour calls us to neighborliness and celebration. It invites us to light the lamp of caring attention for our neighbors in this dark world.
At this evening hour, I pause to review the harvest of today and to give thanks from my heart for what I have learned for tomorrow.