This morning I saw a robin

Isn’t the weather lovely? I am watching my friend the robin hopping around outside the door. beautiful.

In this uncertainty I remind myself that creation is good and we live on a beautiful planet. I like this from the great theologian of the Celtic Christians, Pelagius.

Look at the animals roaming the forest; God’s spirit dwells within them. Look at the birds flying across the sky: God’s spirit dwells within them. Look at the tiny insects crawling in the grass: God’s spirit dwells within them. Look at the fish in the river and the sea, God’s spirit dwells within them. There is no creature on earth in whom God is absent.

When I feel low and worried I get great comfort from going into the garden and looking at the wonder of nature. There is an old ninth-century prayer that goes like this:

Let us adore the Lord,
Maker of marvellous works,
Bright heaven with its angels,
And on earth the white-waved sea.

Go well. Stay safe. Be kind.