Holy Saturday

In Seattle, WA for the weekend.
Went out to the front steps and intended to read from the Gospels when I opened my Bible to a bookmark, and came across these words from Hosea:

“Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.
Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD, His gong forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain. Like the latter and former rain to the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3

These were encouraging words to read on the second day.

‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Practice resurrection.”
–Wendell Berry

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