Mark 9: 38-50; James 5:13-20
The inner landscape The inner landscape

May our eyes be opened to the Word of God

scribed on every leaf and petal,

on every wing and paw.

As the seasons unfold in their vibrant dance of change

may we hear the call from their pages

to blossom forth, to bear fruit,

to surrender and yield, to rest into mystery.

Let the journey of caterpillar to moth

teach you the path of transformation

Let the patience of mountains and singing of stones

give guidance for what it means to endure.

Let the rise and fall of the sun and moon

circling the blue-tiled sky

teach you about journeys to fullness

and to rest and release.

May Holy Wisdom be revealed in each season,

reading grace at every turn.

by Christine Valters Painter


Sermon Resources: 

Podcast interview with Stephen Batchelor on the Art of Solitude: On Being Interview

Service Art: 

Artist: Image 1 Randy Burns

Artist: Image 2 Melanie Hackett