This season I am beginning to learn about overflows with images and practices that stir my emotions and grab at my heart and soul.
A time of mud and "mess"...akin to the outdoors right now.
The earth is thawing and mud is tracked everywhere.
A good Spring cleaning is an order, of house and of spirit.
Ash Wednesday reminds us that "Dust we are, and to dust we return".
A very humbling reminder.
I am using this time to reflect on who I am and how I can grow spiritually.
During our church's Easter Vigil service, W and I will be baptized together.
When I think of someone being baptized, I usually visualize an infant; so new and pure.
I wasn't baptized as a baby, and maybe it's all for the better..
I feel glad to have this experience as an adult.
I visualize a garden in the early spring time; muddy and unkept.
In need of some care. Weeding. Sorting. Time. Work.
The rose garden down the block from our home.
It's a mess every year at this time..until someone cares for it.
I am now comforted by and constantly returning to the phrase "God is Love".
This is a photo of the Rescue Mission in my hometown. It is a homeless shelter for men. My entire life I have driven by this sign..and it passed me by as just another piece of the landscape.
I am mulling over past mistakes, misjudgements, things I am not proud of, things I would like to change.
Trying to Confront and accept them.
Hoping to move on.
Accepting the light.