Hatch and Hatch Again

Do you ever think, “If I could just get things in my life in order, then I’d be ready to do all those things I want to do?” If only.

One of the greatest paradoxes in life is our striving for order. We want to get through our lists in order to, well, to get through our lists. We check off tasks knowing more will be added to our lists. For list makers (those written down and for those circling in our heads), lists record our lives. Embedded among the reminders to buy eggs and do our taxes, are entries reminding us to ‘buy quilting material’ or ‘pick new paint’ or ‘buy a birthday card.’

Do your lists include reminders yourself to try something new, or meet a new neighbor, or change your environment is some way?

Author C. S Lewis reflects, “You cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” Pretty much everything does change, and there is an art in noticing where we need to ready ourselves for change.

In this season of Easter and spring, the image of an egg reminds us that there are windows for change. Eggs remind us to notice these windows and be ready, not unlike the ways we ready ourselves for the changing of seasons. Some possibilities, like eggs, are only good for so long and need to hatch.

Where are the windows for change open for you? As spring arrives, how might what we do together reflect upon and bless these opportunities for transformation?

In connection and gratitude for this community,

Rev. Sue

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