His mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
A tap on the shoulder
The onset of Spring draws us to look for bulbs and buds. We search for bulbs from below emerging through soil and buds sprouting from twigs. Getting a tap on the shoulder, to turn and look, to lift our eyes and to be aware of what is being reborn; Spring's reminder.
Isaiah likens the activity of God to soil which makes the sprout come up and to a garden that makes seeds to grow.* It is mystery, it is from underneath, unseen in its gestation, it’s the stuff of the Kingdom of God, within.
Even with the summer
so far off
I feel it grown in me
and now ready
to arrive in the world.^
Trust by allowing
Saying an amen to the small step, to the here and to the now, to the bud that breaks through from ordinary life. Being a witness of and to Christ within who strokes and soothes and sings asSt Francis with the sow. Maybe that's the primary task, to trust by allowing.
What is precious
inside us does not
care to be known
by the mind
in ways that diminish
Coming into view
What emerges? Surely the true self, coaxed from its buried hole. Maybe it matters little what it is, if it is nurtured by God, a surprise or two should be allowed for.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? ~
Spring reminds us of the all year round task of being aware of the movement of Christ within us; of our need to turn towards sunlight, a form of glorious repentence and emergence.