The Flowers We Bring

Modified on: May 30, 2019

“We are the roses in the garden, beauty with thorns among our leaves.
To pick a rose you ask your hands to bleed.” (from “Eden” by 10,000 Maniacs)

This Sunday we celebrate the life of our community with our annual Flower Communion. Everyone is invited to bring a flower to create together an arrangement during our service, a symbol of the beauty and abundance that is our potential.

This is a moment for mindfulness: to experience the beauty of which we are capable, and to care for one another in the inevitable pain and grief that come with life in community. Like the flowers we bring, our time here is all too brief. How we treat one another now defines who we have chosen to be.

“…kind words alone will teach us, no bitterness will reach us…
Will our eyes see well beneath us, flowers all divine?
Is there still time?” (from “Eden” by 10,000 Maniacs)


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