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May 30 – The Eternal Dance

The earth and everything on it — the world and all who live in it— belong to YHWH. – (Psalm 24:1)

In the vast expanse of the Australian outback, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle soars effortlessly on thermal currents, its keen eyes scanning the landscape below for signs of life and death. This powerful bird of prey is a testament to the eternal dance of creation and destruction, of cycles and impermanence that permeate all of existence. Franciscan spirituality invites us to embrace this dance, recognising that all things belong to the Divine, and that our role is to be stewards and participants in the sacred unfolding of life.

Just as the wedge-tailed eagle plays its part in the delicate balance of the ecosystem, we too are called to find our place in the grand tapestry of creation. By attuning ourselves to the rhythms of nature and the wisdom of the Divine, we begin to see that change and transformation are not to be feared, but rather celebrated as essential aspects of the journey. In the words of Psalm 24:1, we are reminded that the earth and all who inhabit it are held in the loving embrace of the Divine, even amidst the constant flux of life.

Reflection:

1. How can I learn to embrace change and impermanence as a natural part of my spiritual journey?

2. In what ways can I cultivate a deeper sense of belonging and connection to the earth and all of creation?

Prayer:

Divine Presence, help me to trust in the eternal dance of life, knowing that all things are held in your loving embrace. Grant me the courage to embrace change and the wisdom to find my place in the sacred unfolding of creation.

 

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