Autumn is when gardeners look to their trees and shrubs and prune where it is needed to let in light and encourage healthy growth. In Isaiah 2:4, we read, “They shall beat their swords into mattocks and their spears into pruning knives…” If only we would turn from weapons to pruning shears to tend our world, more light could enter and God’s peace would grow and reign. Will it ever come? Beginning with me? Let it be so. Amen.
– Ann Stirling is a Trustee of the University of the South and a member of St. Francis, Charleston
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.