There’s a scripture:
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”—Mark 16:15
But I think “The Book of Nature” also has its gospel. I think this flowering dogwood is saying “yes”.
“Dear seasons that pass over our fields and through our hearts, you are the word of God spoken to us from the cathedral of the great outdoors. Stir up our love for life. Fill us with joy and passion, wisdom and stillness. Reveal to us our own endurance, patience, and ability to trust. Lead us into reflection and solitude as we move through the years held in the arms of mystery. Teach us to say “Yes” to the unfolding work of the Creator in our lives.”
—from “Circle of Life” by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr
When I saw this magnolia flower on a newly blossoming tree, I had to stop and breathe in its smile, its freshness.
Also, it was a reflection image for me in the Lenten Photo-A-Day activity I spoke of yesterday. The focus word was: alone.
Continue reading A Smile for You
the frame of the present moment
is free from worries,
a place where your heart is undivided
and free to live life fully in all its richness and glory
a place of stillness, as the mind
stops running into the past and future
a place of growing wisdom,
as mindfulness and breath awareness is practiced
a place of healing,
a final destination for your burdens of the past
it is your kingdom, queendom,
a place where the powers of
love, peace, beauty and understanding reign
a place where you can breathe with ease and be nourished
it is a gift for you every moment
Continue reading Inner Sovereingty, Knowing How to Live Alone