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.
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.)
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.
Season of Creation Daily
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