We continue to witness God’s beauty in nature, in silence, in sounds, and in shared reflections. Join us for walking prayer at Walden on Monday mornings @ 9:30am. Newcomers welcome!
Maybe it’s the swimmers on a cold autumn day
Could be the cairns built on the edge of the pond
Maybe it’s the red foliage
Could be the reflections in the water
Maybe it’s the half submerged branch
Could be the sand beach
or the fisherman with three poles simply waiting
Maybe it’s the two ducks at one end of the pond
or the sound of the wind weaving a path through leaves
or a bird sound you can’t identify
Maybe it’s the sound of your sneakers
Could be the way you relax into the day
and wear the goodness like a shawl
from Joyce Rupp’s A Star in my Heart:
Leaf by Leaf
Like a cottonwood tree
Ever so slowly letting go,
So the heartache of my heart.
There goes a bit of sadness,
Now a leaf of anger flies;
Then it’s the dropping of self-pity.
The leaf of unforgiveness
Takes forever to fall,
Almost as long as non-trusting.
Old wounds don’t heal quickly,
They drop in despairing slowness,
Never looking at the clock.
It seems a forever process,
This healing of the hurt,
And I am none too patient.
And in my waiting heart,
The branches with no leaves
Have just a hint of green.