A segment from a poem Krista quoted on the show with lines that really grabbed me:
There is one
righteousness: Water the fruit trees,
and don't water the thorns. Be generous
And another line that resounds with meaning this Christmas, a famous saying of Rumi's:
"all humanity is pregnant with God."
I am contemplating that today, thinking of the birth of Jesus and Mary and Joseph's first night in Bethlehem. What do you think about being pregnant with God? Does that fill you with hope? The Quakers say there is "that of God" in every person. Think about that when you are scurrying around the mall in the next week or so. Look for God's spirit and be surprised.
I am also going to be concentrating on watering the fruit trees. It's a good season in my life to focus on that.
To start with, this weekend read poetry from all around the kidlitopshere over at A Year of Reading.
Peace & Joy is ours this day!