I've been in a bit of a writing slump. So for the month of February I took on the spiritual practice of writing one (or more) six-word sermons each week, based on time spent out in creation. I'd encourage it as a simple way to focus and synthesize your thoughts and reflections from time spent outdoors, or whenever/wherever you spend your contemplative time.
Here are the five I shared on our social media streams this month:
Below the snow, seeds await spring.
God's here in our winters, too.
Love shines on all God's creatures.
Every day let kindness burn bright.
Be rooted in peace, not war.
God, our constant companion and guide,
here in this place of stark beauty,
make your sacred presence felt among us.
Open our senses and our
full awareness to your mystery,
and help us to listen to the seeds
buried in the earth, to the interplay
between water and ice,
to the cold wind in the bare branches,
to the stillness of the trees,
to the brilliance of the sky,
to prayers without words.
May God bless the season of winter
around us and within us.
May we go, knowing God's
presence in the midst of life’s challenges,
God's love in the stillness, and
God's hope in the promise of
new life waiting for spring.
- Wendy Janzen
Reflections, poetry, prayers, and resources written by Wendy Janzen and occasional guests.