Morning Dawns

When the weather is good (and if I don't have to go to work), mornings can be awesome. I was at my brother's cottage, admiring the play of the morning light on the water, watching it sparkle and dance, when a phrase that I would include in this song "dawned" on me. Many find the presence of the divine in the beauty and vitality of nature; creation becomes God's love letter to us. Indeed, every act of creation is an act of love, and God is love (1 Jn 4:16). But it's not only in the natural environment that we can connect with the divine. God's spirit moves among us when we meet, work or play in respect, helpfulness and caring; these too are sacred. Of course, relationships don't always go as planned. Mornings present a chance to start over, hopefully in a way that makes good use of the lessons we have learned from our yesterdays. Perhaps in our meeting together on Sunday mornings we might glean a little sacred wisdom and combine it with insight from others about how they handle life's challenges. How will our lives "play out"? There's only one way to find out. It's time to start our day and find out where it leads us.