IN MEMORY OF LAURA BONNETT, AL MASON, AND CATHY PLANTE
Celia Thaxter said, "The sunrise never failed us yet."
I was awake early this morning so I came outside , sat with tea and watched as darkness transformed into light. It has been a while for me, not a morning person, since I have sat and watched this magical transformation. It truly is a wonderful and an extrordinary experience.
The morning is so still at 05:30 that is astounding. Ships, trains, and trucks all conveying their freight from parts unknown, can be heard from miles away. Birds of every sort hearken the morning by singing the first tune of the day. Even the crickets sound louder at this hour. The day is being transformed.
Watching darkness dispelled is a great spiritual reminder of our personal odyssey. In life we watch this cycle of dark to light, pardon me, we LIVE that cycle of darkness to light over and over again. Life is not static. We live with ups and downs. We can be blissful today and woebegone tomorrow. We live with the knowledge that people will disappoint us, love will fail, death will happen, we will loose people we love, violence is real, and the world is imperfect at best – DARKNESS! As sure as we live with the knowledge of darkness we are enlivened by the anticipation of the dawn. Love will hold us together, our friends will be there for us, forgiveness is free, hope is alive in us, we have good surprises – the world is magnificent and life is dynamic – LIGHT. We are a people of the resurrection. For us, this means that we choose to acknowledge the Good Fridays of our lives but we live with the knowledge of the Easter of who we are.
So we all move day to day, and week to week moving from darkness to light. Sometimes the darkness is bottomless and sometimes the Light is ablaze and brilliant. We get a taste of both – but one thing is certain – “The SONRISE never failed us yet!”
[THE MUSIC THIS WEEK IS FOR STACY ADAM IN MEMORY OF LAURA BONNETT HER GRANDMA WHOSE LIFE WE WILL CELEBRATE AT 10:30 AM ON FRIDAY AUGUST 3 AT ST. MARK’S BY-THE-LAKE, FOR NANCY NOSANCHUK WHOSE SISTER-IN-LAW CATHY PLANTE IS BEING LAID TO REST THIS MORNING, AND FOR VANESSA JOLLIMORE WHO GRANDFATHER AL MASON WAS LAID TO REST ON MONDAY. PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT YOUR PARISH FAMILY IS PRAYING WITH YOU AND FOR YOU.]