The Revs. Smiths’ Message for June 28, 2020

Summer is here!

Mary Oliver has a wonderful poem, The Summer Day, that ends with “Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

The Landmannalaugar area in summer, as seen from Laugavegur hiking trail, Iceland. Image: author Petr Brož/Chmee2; license Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; taken from the Wikimedia Commons.

In whatever we plan to do with this gift from God, this gift of life on this earth, while it is ours, the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 16: 13, 14 charges us to stand firm in our faith, to let all that we do be done in love.

Tasman Jude is a reggae band from, of all places, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Hear the words of their song, Every Breath: “Live each day like it’s your last — Every breath is a second chance — to fill your hearts with love — on earth as it is above.” Or listen to it on YouTube.

And let all that you do be done in love.

Revs. Bob and Helen Smith

This message first appeared in the June 27, 2020, edition of Tidbits.