The Grace of Fall

Mary Oliver writes, “Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?” The fleeting, brief nature of life comes to us keenly in the fall. The leaves drift down. The branches become bare. The days turn cold and night comes sooner. There is so much to let go of in life…so much that dies or must be grieved. Does anything abide? How can we live meaningfully, if everything passes away? And yet, we give thanks.

18 Nov 2018
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker