Scattered Pieces

16 Jun

It feels like some of the pieces are missing. The countless days of Covid Confinement, the unending photos and descriptions of protest in the streets prompted by senseless cruelty, the charred mountain that glows in the dark night, political and economic uncertainty, and now our faithful companion Maggie’s unexpected death have caused the puzzle to shake so that pieces are scattered all over the place.

These things are real, very real, but they are not final. Each of us, at different times, carries a bucket full of crises and challenges. It’s heavy and tedious and tiring. And we would be thrown completely off balance if it were not for the counter balance of Presence. A bucket in one hand, the Spirit holding the other. The Spirit doesn’t lessen the load. The Spirit increases the capacity to cope, to climb, to confront, and ultimately to conquer.

Beloved community of faith, hold your heads up. We are inherently stronger than we think. The puzzle pieces all fit, even though they are now scattered. Keep walking. Carry the bucket in one hand and hold on tight with the other.

There is light ahead.

4 Responses to “Scattered Pieces”

  1. Michael Burt June 16, 2020 at 5:16 am #

    Thanks, Roger. The Lord be with you!

  2. gz June 16, 2020 at 9:20 am #

    Let there be light!

  3. Barb Sargent June 16, 2020 at 10:00 am #

    Very inspiring.

  4. Carol Munk June 16, 2020 at 11:41 am #

    oh the empty feeling of loss. We’re sorry for your loss of Maggie, may you have as many pleasant memories of her, as we have of our Phoebe. God bless you as you grieve yet another “loss”, but you know where Maggie went.. back to her and our Creator. Be safe and well.

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