Easter and Creation

“O ye that dwell on earth! The religion of God is for love and unity; make it not the cause of enmity or dissension.”

I just returned from a “Flower” service at Tapestry Unitarian Church. Everyone brought a flower and the children passed them out to each congregant.  Of all the things Reverend Kent Doss spoke of in his sermon what remained with me was that as beautiful as we find flowers they are literally the vehicles of creation.

Because of all the chaos, destruction, fear and violence around the world it is often hard to keep focused on the beauty of creation.   The prophets –   Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Mohammad, Buddha, Baha’u’llah et. al. –  dedicated and gave their lives for the creation of a world of love and peace. 

Now when I admire a flower it will be a reminder to replace my doubt with purpose, ambition with love, dread with wonder, and my fear with courage.

Watercolor

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“Take pride not in love for yourselves but in love for your fellow-creatures. Glory not in love for your country, but in love for all mankind. Let your eye be chaste, your hand faithful, your tongue truthful and your heart enlightened.”  The Baha’i World Religion

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