A year ago in 2020, this was the morning for me that the pandemic became real. At the Grünewald Guild we were living into the first day of not having a retreat group we had planned to host. The night before, with uncertainty ahead, I had gone to sleep with a tearful prayer of “I don’t know what to do.” A 3am wake-up call with a few marching orders and a sense of “You know how to do this” got the ball rolling. And now, looking back on this day over the years, there seems to be a sense of preparation.
“Our communal peacemaking requires that we put legs to prayers.” ~Keith Caldwell, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader
“[T]he child whose gaze is met learns that the world is real.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
Sitting and creating with Mary’s words, pondering what it means to be “loved into being.”
“May we fervently pray for life-giving water, finding ways – as God’s hands and feet in the word – to manage our most precious resource well so that all may have access to the water that God, in God’s gracious abundance, has provided.” ~Stacy Martin, Lutheran Services, FL