As we move through our day in comfort and safety let us remember that these are not to be taken for granted.
Let us remember that we as living, breathing beings – so intent to live as if we were subject only to our will and efforts – are part of the natural physical world: a wheel of life both terrible and beautiful, creative and destructive.
Let us hold a moment of silence in honor of its totality. And, in care, compassion and concern, for those whose experience this week (directly or indirectly) was of the terrible and destructive force of nature.
May those who have lost “that which was stored up”, whether goods or hope, be accompanied by our generosity and good will. May each find a safe resting place for body and spirit and come to claim again the beauty that is life, despite its storms.
So may it be. So may we live.