|Sunset coming through the transom of our front door, Feb 2009. |
One of my favorite photos that I've ever taken.
O Spirit of Life and Renewal
Rev. Jane Rzepka
We have wintered enough,
oppressed ourselves enough.
Our souls are too long cold and buried,
our dreams all but forgotten,
our hopes unheard.
We are waiting to rise from the dead.
In this, the season of steady rebirth,
we awaken to the power so abundant, so holy,
that returns each year through earth and sky.
We will find our hearts again, and our good spirits.
We will love, and believe, and give and wonder,
and feel again the eternal powers.
The flow of life moves ever onward
through one faithful spring,
and now another.
May we be forever grateful.
This meditation, by Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Jane Rzepka, is one of my very favorites. Our UU minister used this in an Easter service 10 years ago, and it found a home in my heart then for so many reasons.
It still does.
It always will.