Spirit of Life, Mystery beyond Mystery:
A great storm has come
and blanketed the landscape with heavy snow.
Trees are bowed to the ground with the weight of it,
many limbs and trunks snapped completely off.
Winds that howled for days are now still,
and a hush lies over the frozen ground.
People go out to check the damage.
How often in life do great storms come,
breaking our familiar structures apart,
leaving our hearts hushed,
and littered with debris?
But then comes someone to help.
We make our way toward one another
through the frozen silence.
We take hands and survey the damage.
Together we begin to clean up.
Together we begin to make something new.
May it be so.