Good afternoon brothers and sisters,
The snow is gently falling, white on white. I have heard that those who interpret dreams say falling snow is dream imagery for forgiveness. Nice. It is easy for me to be caught again and again in the trap of my own guilt and self-recrimination. Sometimes the hurt I have caused God, others, and myself feels like a permanent burden, a dis-ease I cannot be rid of. Do you hear me? Or, as my son and his peers say, “I feel ya.” Perhaps we can see the falling snow as God’s way of saying, “I am burying your transgressions, the darkest of your sin, in the pure whiteness of my understanding, my mercy, my forgiveness, my love.” Take a minute, let that sink in. Don’t shovel that snow away! May it melt into your hearts. May it bring you peace.
I close with the mantra for these days – “Stay safe and warm.” God bless.