Season of Creation Daily Day 14: A return to spiritual simplicity

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gulls on a branch
Dave Perkins |

Take a moment to reflect on the photo.

They find spring water to drink.    
— Psalm 84:7

 Christian spirituality proposes … a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with
A return to that spiritual simplicity allows us 
to stop and appreciate the small things, 
to be grateful for opportunities which life affords, 
to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and 
not to succumb to sadness for what we lack. 

-- Laudato Si’ 

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.
— Langston Hughes (1902-1967), major poet, writer and leader in the Harlem Renaissance, the 1920s flowering of black intellectual, literary, & artistic life, from "April Rain Song" (Permission granted by Harold Ober Associates Incorporated.)

Global Climate Strikes

Next week, on Sept. 20, we all have the opportunity to support Climate Strikes. As described here: "This September, millions of us will join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.  Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone."
A simple idea. 

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