Our preoccupation with the weather and how we connect our feelings to nature’s seasons is odd. Just as this contradiction of connecting our feelings to nature’s seasons affects how we act and react, the same is true on our spiritual journey through the seasons of life. No season is so constant that we will experience only one emotion through it.
Folks are making their transition into eternal life, and we experience great sorrow. Babies are getting into position to make their debut on Earth. And we are overjoyed. There are feelings of pain that come with violence, then calming peace when we count our blessings at the end of the day.
No matter where we live there are seasons. Whether distinct or blurred, every season, every month, every week, every day calls us to journey down our winding roads of weather conditions and emotions with joy and thanksgiving.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Valora K Starr. Today we remember John Chrysostom, bishop of Constantinople, who died in 407.
Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry. Use the “where needed most” line.