Gems 6.49

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤


Photo by TC Perch.  Graphic art by Niki Flow.

“I used to read five psalms every day – that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.” -Billy Graham

Good Friday was always a rough day for me.  The Stations of the Cross were brutal.  I hated to think of anyone going through that ordeal let alone this person I loved beyond measure.

Good Friday got easier. I grew up and learned I could save myself the heartache. It was all just a fairy tale.  We’ll be teaching Christian mythology someday, I told myself.  So I no longer sobbed on Good Friday.   That could only be a good thing.  Yet when I lost my faith, I felt it profoundly.  It felt very cold in the universe without it.  So, I kept searching.

Now the only thing I know with certainty is that I know nothing.  The “through a glass, darkly” is a real thing and it’s not like it’s getting brighter as time goes on.  More the opposite.  Letting go of the need to know has been a saving grace.

So, I return with pleasure to that emotional child’s memories and comfort her. The beauty of this love story is enough, and the mystery of not knowing only enhances it. What is life if not a beautiful mystery? Anything can happen, especially miracles.

If this story is one you love too, you may enjoy Easter Morning, Mary’s Song.  The music won’t be finished in time for Easter again this year (my co-creator is on a walkabout) but I’ll get back to you next year.  There’s that beautiful mystery again.

Next week, I hope to feature more from Cord X and Johnny O.  Cord has shared some gorgeous flowers from San Antonio recently and John is full of plans in Denver. He’s never without a pen and an idea for a poem, a garden, a friend or a city. I can’t wait to share their creations with you.

I hope we have a great weekend. Happy Passover for those celebrating. “Next year in person,” right? I really hope so, for all of us. And whether you celebrate Easter or not, may you feel the miracle, the mystery and the love of this story every single day of your life.

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