The Epiphany unveils a powerful truth: that if Jesus is Lord, then Caesar is not Lord, nor Herod, nor all the violence of the world.
Remember: “when Herod heard this, he was frightened.” Amen.
May it be so.
Quote: Sara Miles
Image: ‘The Three Wise women’ Lore Raymond
In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen,
we can hear the whisper of the heart giving
strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.
You too can fly. But that cocoon must go! Anonymous
Good morning all!
The air is crisp. It is certain that Fall has arrived.
In formation birds fly toward their winter homes. Their direction only understood by an internal compass. No worry, no fear – only the feel of air under their wings and the pleasure of sharing the journey with others.
This is also true for butterflies. As the season brings cooler days they begin their own journey toward more temperate climates. Beginning their lives with only the ability to crawl, these beautiful creatures weave their own protective covering to experience a transformation filled with mystery and miracle.
With wings strong enough to carry them hundreds of miles, never could there be flight if butterflies held onto their cocoons.
Let today be a day to fly. Inspired by the butterfly’s transformation – may we find courage to leave the cocoon behind. May we stretch our wings finding them strong enough to carry us over the miles of our hopes and dreams.
In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.