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Emerging into new life. What sort of prayer will you be?

Easter Day – Wesley Uniting Church  1 April 2018
This week, even as we gave ourselves fully to Holy Week’s sorrow and the story of Jesus’ death, Ockert and I each had part of our minds on the resurrection. That is our experience of Lent as a church, isn’t it, we know how the story ‘ends’.
I have started reading a poem a day at breakfast, and one morning this week, with that part of my mind on resurrection particularly alert, this was the poem I read.
First Happenings. by Mary Oliver. [not reproduced online in full]
A morning-glory morning with its usual glory, ... ...  petunias in the garden flashing their tender signals of gratitude. ... the sweet alyssum nod to the roses who so very politely nod back.
... the fluttering petals, little fires. Each one fresh and almost but not quite replicable.
Consider wearing such a satisfying body! Consider being, with your entire self, such a quiet prayer!

Consider being, with your entire self, such a quiet prayer! Like the flowers in the garden, we are com…