It’s a glorious, sunny, breezy spring morning in the southern part of Texas. The azaleas are showing their colors. The sky still has a slight crisp, coolish blue color, with a hint of the heat to come. Nature is awakening our sense of optimism and new life.
Against this backdrop of a promise of the future, parents of students at A&M university are stunned and deeply saddened at the news of the freshmen students killed in a car wreck Saturday night. Though few of us may actually know these families, we are all grieving and reaching out in our thoughts and prayers.
I set aside my planned topic for today, to hold this space open for me and your click here. Stop for a moment of silence to hold these tender, broken hearts close to ours, that they might experience healing and some comfort in shared pain.
I will sign off with a brief excerpt from one of John O’Donohue’s blessings”
“As your eyes strain to sift
This sudden wall of dark
And no one can say why
In such a forsaken, secret way,
This death was sent for …
May one of the lovely hours
Of memory return
Like a field of ease
Among these graveled days.”