Day 2 - Open and Closed

Day 2 - Open and Closed

  

August 2!  

Psalm 51:12, Responsorial psalm for today.  

A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.  

Todays readings were on my mind as I spent the day with my daughter.  She was in charge of planning the destination and we went to a waterfall in the town of Hastings, MN.  We prepared for rain and planned to hike but turns out, this is an urban waterfall!  She wanted to practice her photography skills on water and I was in charge of holding the umbrella so the rain didn't damage her camera.  

    

We had a lovely time.  The peacefulness of the water was soothing and as we prepared to leave, we saw the most lovely butterfly--and I was reminded of a verse in the psalm in todays readings:  "A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me." 

I too took my camera and was able to get a few nice shots!  As I uploaded my photos, I was surprised at how different the butterfly appears when it is closed verses when it has its wings spread wide open.

When we keep our hearts closed, we are not able to show the depth of our beauty.  

May we have the confidence to spread our wings--and open our hearts so we can share the beauty of Gods creation to one another.

Blissfully, Susan


1 comment (Add your own)

1. Kenna Rose wrote:
What a lovely post! Today was peaceful and fun.Thanks for spending such a day with me.
Love you, mom!
-Kenna Rose

Tue, August 2, 2011 @ 11:45

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def. Bliss: -noun Supreme Happiness, Utter Joy/Contentment; the Joy of Paradise!