Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Blessed Relief and Balance
At last the rains came if only for 30 minutes. Afterwards the mists rose as sighs of relief from the mountain valleys. How often do we not feel a thing until tis gone? The lack of rain and incessant sunshine reminds us that too much of a good thing is bad.
In the ups and downs of life, how can we fully appreciate the joyous moments without having experienced the sorrow? Drought is like that; be it a drought of joy or a drought of sorrow. Once the drought breaks we find relief.
Those mists remind me that all of life needs a balance ... that too much materialism jades us; that too much celebration fattens us; that constant company leaves us unable to pray; that too much solitude inures us to the plight of our neighbor. Let us pray for balance in all aspects of our spiritual life.
That's me away then.