I recently spent a weekend at the Abbey of Gethsemani for a silence and solitude retreat. The Lord spoke in many beautiful and gentle ways, often through sunrise and sunset. The beauty of God seemed so all-pervasive and constant! I was reminded that all my journeys take place under the rule of this kind and powerful Father.
I wrote the following short reflection after being blessed by a magnificent sunset the night before.
The Love of God and Joy of God floods the created universe, each moment a pulsating firestorm of goodness.
It permeates everything, crashing gently into this moment.
It surrounds and floods my family tree whispering:
“Courage, dear heart;
everything can be redeemed.
Everything sad is coming untrue.”