Photos by Nancy Bauer, OSB
Author: Renee Domeier, OSB
The pits and the peaks! The depths and the heights! Death and resurrection! Call it what you like. . .but all creation experiences them. We’ve just sought to penetrate the cross/resurrection of Jesus. We’ve seen little Spring flowers arise from under snow-covered mounds. We’ve stored away winter jackets and rejoice in colored ones. So, what is your situation today—the pits? Please take Psalm 88; be accompanied and consoled by the Psalmist’s darkest despair: “No one is left but God. And will God work marvels for what is dead in us? By day, by night, I cry out”. Perhaps, you are on a peak. Turn to Ps. 149: “The Lord delights in saving a helpless people and crowns the poor with salvation. Let the faithful rejoice in their glory, shout for joy and take their rest.” God is present in the pits or on the peaks. Are we faithful too?