Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When the snow falls

There is an old zen saying: "Snow falls, each flake in its appropriate place." It's a lovely way of saying everything is unfolding just as it should, that there is grace and order even in apparent chaos. But it can be hard to accept or believe that in the face of perceived disasters -- the violent storms that have recently devastated the midwest and the Philippines; the loss of a beloved spouse, child, or friend; a frightening medical diagnosis.... Which is why we need one another, and community: when some of us are struggling, others of us can stand, and help, and keep hope alive.  Our roles may shift over time, but faith and trust can keep us steady on the course.

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