When you brought all into being
You painted bright with wild abandon:
Early morning sky
And later evening too.
All suffused and alive with color
Reflecting the bursting moving abiding life you are.
Now we are left with only white
Pure and simple
Beautiful in its own way, like all the others
Only whiteness, with evergreen insisting to stay
As a reminder of what was and yet may be
Color us deeply inside today
Let us burn with the gold of hope
The red of faith
And the deep unnameable hue of love.
In the midst of the white
And our gratitude for its silent settling down
Keep alive within us both the memory
And the vision of the colors that will be spring.
A native of the North Shore of Boston, I currently live in Worcester County, Massachusetts. I worked at Boston College as the Acting Director of The Church in the 21st Century Center until August, 2010 and served until November 2016 as Canon for Formation, and Dean of the George Mercer Jr. School of Theology of the Diocese of Long Island. I was happy to serve as Rector at the Church of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Shoreham, New York from late 2016 to early 2020. I began service as Rector of The Church of Saint Matthew in the city of Worcester on the first day of the fateful month of 2020.
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Thank you for sharing these beautiful words! I am hoping I may share them with your permission in our weekly church inspiration. Please let me know at: email@example.com
Thanks, Ginny PS – I hail from Bay Shore!!