A beautiful line in today’s Psalm captures something of the special ‘Season of
Creation’ that concludes today on October 4th, the feast of St Francis of Assisi.
‘God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.’
It is such a beautiful warm spring day where I am and the face of God shining on us is evident
all around us. May our hearts be raised in thanksgiving.
May God restore in us a love and delight in those things that really matter. May we be in right relationship with God, the earth and each other.
I had to take some time this morning in our garden because spring is ‘busting out all over’ as the old song celebrated. I share a couple of photos with you.
Below is an extract from Pope Francis and his encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ which he quoted in his message to begin the ‘Season of Creation.’
A Jubilee is indeed a time of grace to remember creation’s original vocation to exist and flourish as a community of love. We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home. “Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth” (LS, 92)
Listen to the song ‘Be Mindful’ from the album ‘There is no Distance’.