Friday, March 27, 2020

Season of Despair/Despair Not

As the Irish poet, David White wrote, we have to understand despair as a season. Like all seasons it will move on and be replaced. These times may test us but we must concentrate on our breathing or seeing and our understanding of our place in the grand universe as all is temporary.

"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [l]arrayed like one of these. 30Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"  a familiar quote from the King James version.

Below some little white flowers that are not worrying.







15 comments:

  1. Wise words

    Slowly it began, when I think of the future, a feeling of whether or not I will see the future. The psychological effects of covid19 creep in uninvited. I've even begun taking my daily body temperature. The how are you reply, "I'm fine." is replaced by "I'm alive." And it feels normal, and true. I don't know how people are going to change overall. I think many of us will understand better the future can be beautiful, as we breath on Earth.

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  2. Wonderful promise from the Bible ~ and the spring flowers are testament to it. My backyard is covered with violets, spring beauties, and flowering weeds. Some would probably wonder why I don't mow them down.

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  3. wonderful photos but I'm pretty sure if I went around naked, god would not clothe me.

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    1. But maybe you would not worry about clothing...that is the point.

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  4. You could also apply this to the current pandemic situation.

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  5. Oh the wonderful treasures we miss if we don’t stop and look.

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  6. It's a floriferous time of the year, a season for new life and growth. We will use that beauty to overcome the stress of the unknown.

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  7. No matter what, i believe, “God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never shall.” “And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be exceeding well.” Julian of Norwich.

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  8. This post is valuable as a reminder that we can't change outside events, just our response to them. Aka it's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it. I'm trying for calm and enjoyment. Some days I do better than others.

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  9. A lovely bunch of white flowers Tabor.

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  10. I sit on your log mindlessly today. I wish I knew what those lovely flowers were.

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  11. Love them all, especially the bloodroot.

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Glad to hear from you once again. I really like these visits. Come sit on this log and tell me what you are thinking.