Lenten Meditation
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Lenten meditation for February 18, 2021
Nature can teach us so much.
The seasons give us hope for renewal. And God’s creatures, if we take time to appreciate them, also demonstrate hope. For example:

Egret lives into each moment as
  though it were a precious hour.
Waiting is his art form, and
  he does it well.
Wings at rest, graceful and vigilant—
  he resides in a sacred space,
  gleaming and transcendent.  
Silent as a soundless song, more
  mysterious than a mystical vision
  long before it closes—he leans
  into beauty, attentive and wise.
One time he is hope; another time,
  he is patience.
But, wherever he waits—in place—
  or even in my mind or heart,
   I am never alone—
               when I wait.