Tuesday, April 5, 2011
April 5, 2011
I trust you are enjoying the sunshine this week, and the delightful sounds of running water as the ice melts away from the sidewalks.
This week in worship we celebrated Spiritual Transformation through Cloth and Fabric. Maureen MacMillan weaves colour with texture, and leave us breathless. Lyle Wiebe cross stitches west-coast symbols, and we can see the running salmon. Margo Fiddes pieces fabric and her quilt is so vibrant, is as though spring melt echoes around us.
It occurs to me that you may have something special near you as you read this letter. It might be an heirloom cross-stitch. Perhaps it is a quilt made from dress scraps by a great-grandmother; created for a function, it becomes a treasure over the generations.
Faith can be like that. What we need from faith – a function of courage, comfort, companionship – becomes the treasure of a lifetime’s spiritual experience. Those initial deep encounters with the Holy expand into something we trust.
I hope you have routine that you trust in your day, and that you know we hold you in prayer in your church.
May you feel warmth of blessing today.
The Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean