Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Life is good, and full of possibility.

Right now I look outside my window and I see the entire street, sidewalks, all my neighbors' houses, trees, cars, everything covered in a thick blanket of snow. It is like a metaphor for the world we live in: cold and blank and living things all gone dormant, hiding in the darkness.

As oppressed as this world is, as far as this world has fallen from the fullness of creation God intended for it -- for God intended a creation bursting with joy and life -- that intention still lives as possibility. It lives, vibrant, full, untarnished within each and every one of us. It is quivering in our flesh, in the divine spark which is our spirit. It is waiting to burst into being.

It is all there for us: life, love, communion, brotherhood and sisterhood, family, eternity.

Don't be afraid! God is Love, and Love is greater than the darkness of this present age. Nothing can separate us from that Love, Love that brought Christ down among us and persuaded him to die for us. Just listen and be patient and follow that Love.

Our choices take us down different paths. They seem to separate us from one another for a time. But do not fear! Have faith! Listen, and follow Love where it leads you, how it leads you. If Love is nearby, it is impossible to be permanently lost, to each other or to God. Find Love in your path, whatever that path may be, and be true to it. We will all find each other again.

Life is good and full of possibility!


Anonymous said...

an ode to love, so welcome in these days when it's dark when i leave in the morning and dark when i get home.

i don't care when exactly Christ was born, it's no accident that we celebrate Christmas in december

Abelard Enigma said...

everything covered in a thick blanket of snow

Today's forecast: Abundant sunshine. Turning warmer. High 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

J G-W said...

Santorio - Yes, it's pretty dark up here in the northern hinterlands as well. I lit a candle this morning to remind me that even as the light dies, there's always a spark of it somewhere.

Abelard - In Texas, it's cold in other ways.

Hey, I LOVE your new logo, the Gay Rights Moroni!