Lee BarstowLetter From Lee,
Dear LCC Family and Friends,
What a blessing to be in May! I love this month, in part because the life bursting out everywhere helps me remember my relationship to Spirit and reminds me that the life-giving Spirit Is always with us and within us, even when we can't see It. On May 19, Pentecost will give us another opportunity to witness to the Holy Spirit as we recall the story of It tearing through the disciples on Pentecost, and we seek to know the wonder of what It means in our own lives. The mystery of Spirit can never be fully explained, but we know the truth of It in our hearts. Here's a poem by Mary Oliver that helps me open to the miracle of the season and the Spirit.
May it resonate for you as well.
May, and among the miles of leafing,
blossoms storm out of the darkness—
windflowers and moccasin flowers. The bees
dive into them and I too, to gather
their spiritual honey. Mute and meek, yet theirs
is the deepest certainty that this existence too—
this sense of well-being, the flourishing
of the physical body—rides
near the hub of the miracle that everything
is a part of, is as good
as a poem or a prayer, can also make
luminous any dark place on earth.
– Mary Oliver