Yesterday I attended the service of the Stations of the Cross presented with fourteen devotions at St. Pius Catholic Church in Hemphill, Texas. I was filled with the Holy Spirit. Nuts, eh? Well, call it what you will, in my soul’s world the ever yearning of “being in the presence of God awareness” completes me with a sureness of peace. I felt the need to be in a church setting, and the priest with the flock welcomed me as a blade of grass in their field of spring flowers… We were young, and older than the youngest, and oldest; it did not matter because our eyes and ears were focused… and ending the prayers with “do what You will with me”… The history of this service is remarkable, and the fourteen prayers, each said at the corresponding station, relives the moment.
A Jackie Lawson card came in the mail today brushed in sage olive tree leaves escorted by clusters of white blossoms centered in gold leaning toward a bud of an Easter Lilly in company with others aglow… as a cloud white dove brings forth a choir of angels rejoicing John Stainer’s Cantata “God so loved the World”… from John 3: 16-18.
The wings of the bird spread to embrace into a flight in a meadow of multi colored spring flowers sprinkled with all but one resting butterfly busily meeting one and all blossoms… beckoning in lead to a cove in a forest beholding a cherry blooming tree of baby rose petals surrounded in deep green foliage where two stately sterling tree trunks with branches lifting upwards in thanks to heaven… form the design likes of an arched cathedral’s window thoroughly bathed by a golden light, streaming… through three crosses to the altar within…much like the very one I visited yesterday to find fulfilling… Fulfillment continues to flow as it is poured with love into our lives…
Thank you dearest Cindy and Paul Schumacher for the early Orthodox Easter greeting in Romanian no less !! HRISTOS a Inviat!
CHRIST is Risen! Adevarat a Inviat! Indeed He is Risen!