May 2022 Horizons

Many of you commented on how meaningful our Lenten Devotional was for you this year. Forty days of writings by folks in our congregation offering a variety of approaches, styles and perspectives. What a blessing as we walked the Lenten path together, carrying something beautiful in our hearts.

I think I might just suggest that next year we also gear up for a Devotional for the great 50 days of Eastertide, this season to celebrate and live into the resurrection and all that it means for our lives, for creation, for our world. We need it, don’t you think? It’s a big leap from Easter day into resurrection living. Some daily encouragement might just be the thing. And besides, the insights we get into one another are priceless.

The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins inserted this prayer in a much longer poem: “Let [Christ] easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us.”

That’s my prayer for us all during this Eastertide. How about starting each day, or ending each day at bedtime, praying: “Let Christ easter in me, be a dayspring to the dimness of me.”

What new light might shine forth? What new joy might spring up? What new courage might take root? What new “Alleluia song” might sound?

Eastertide blessings,
Rev. Patricia Farris

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