walk in the woodsI know these things to be true.
The sun dances and rainbows shine through pearls of water.
The coos of infants elicit contented sighs and gut-deep gladness.
Music stirs and tempers within the beats of its own rhythm.
The earth is rich with nourishment and holds sacred story with gentleness.
Hearts break and find renewal in healing.
Love sustains, encourages, emboldens, and makes us silly.
Divinity is everlasting.
Comfort is found in meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Or maybe sweet potato fries.
We sag and thrive, ponder and muddle through confusion.
We persist.

My prayer this day the best of these things will rise and claim their place on our horizons, and that the least of these things will recall our need for each other. My prayer for this days is that faith will carry us on the delicate breath of wonder and discovery, calling us forth beyond our wildest dreams.

Anne Fraley is rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in South Windsor, CT. A life-long dog-lover, she escapes the demands of parish life volunteering for animal rescue groups. She occasionally succeeds at reviving her blog at reverent irreverence. 

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