A Prayer of Hope
Today I am struggling with the relentlessness of lockdown and the sense of disconnection it brings. So instead of sharing a story or words of great wisdom, I am gazing at God’s good creation and praying this hope-filled prayer for you and me. It is borrowed gratefully from cartoonist Michael Leunig.
We celebrate Spring’s returning and the rejuvenation of the natural world. Let us be moved by this vast and gentle insistence that goodness shall return, that warmth and life shall succeed, and help us to understand our place within this miracle. Let us see that as bird now builds its nest, bravely, with bits and pieces, so we must build human faith. It is our simple duty; it is the highest art; it is our natural and vital role within the miracle of spring: the creation of faith. Amen."