This image speaks to me in this moment. The tree is alone and bare. T. he sky is gray. AND YET- through the clouds shines a rainbow! Beneath it all is a foundation of brilliant flowers!
Because even though things look bleak, even though we may feel alone and afraid, even though the clouds look ominous, we stand upon radiance. And there is hope flashing above us.
The events of January 6 were horrifying, and there are threats of further violence from right-wing extremists. And this is frightening, and demands our attention.
But there are also ordinary people everywhere standing up for justice, peace, joy and hope. There are Christians everywhere seeking to love their neighbors as they love themselves. There are people of every faith working to build a world of safety and wholeness for all.
Thanks be to God!