A Lesson from the Trees
Not long ago the trees were loaded with golden leaves.
Though pretty to look at they robbed me of the world beyond.
But now that the leaves have fallen
I am able to look through the skeletal branches
to the deep blue sky beyond.
Teach us, Good Lord,
how to take care of our material needs
without neglecting our spiritual needs;
how to take care of ourselves
without neglecting others;
and how to live joyfully in this world
without losing sight of the world to come.
RING THE BELLS THAT STILL CAN RING
FORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING
THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING
THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN