"View from the Study ..."
October is one of those months that stirs strange emotions. The leaves are falling or have fallen. The nights are closing in and the weather is often cold and damp. As Keats would put it this is the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness.”
A season where nature takes on a different hue and without the leaves we can see further.
It is the month in which we have our Service Of Light to remember and give thanks for those whom have died. In doing so we retell their stories as well as ours. It is important to lament but it is also important to ponder how we have been and are changed by having known those individuals we miss so much.
Lee Ann Wormack, an American country music singer and song writer wrote these lyrics challenging us all.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…….
I am no dancer as those who watch me stumble down the chancel steps will testify, but I hope we can all join in the dance of faith and enjoy learning together just how much we are loved by God.