Speaking to the Soul: Here is the thing


by Kristin Fontaine


Here is the thing
about galaxies, suns, and planets in their courses
about civilizations and communities,
about people.

They all end.
We all end.

The dinosaurs
vanished in a blink of the eye of the universe
but the galaxies, suns, and moons spun on alone.
Not forever.

They too will stop,
winding down in the red heat death of the universe.
The incrdible life creating energy
ending in death.

If they end,
So we end.

Until that time,
Humans can wail about the coming of the end.
That is an option our self-knowelge gives to us,
fear of future.

Birthright wasted.
Using our fear of the end as a shield against joy,
Instead of as a catalyst into delight.
Birthright redeemed.

Time rolls on,
Ends forseen.

But not our lives.
The time given us by the great explosion of Joy
by the energy of creation, surging life,
choices to come.


Kristin Fontaine is an itinerant Episcopalian, crafter, hobbyist, and unstoppable organizer of everything. Advent is her favorite season, but she thinks about the meaning of life and her relationship to God year-round. It all spills out in the essays she writes. She and her husband own Dailey Data Group, a statistical consulting company.


Image: Hubble galaxies

By NASA/HST – http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/36/, Public Domain,

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Leslie Marshall
Leslie Marshall

But there's hope.

'Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the Holy City , New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.... there will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying..no more pain, for the former things have passed away...' revelation 21.

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Pat Kincaid
Pat Kincaid

Thanks Kristin, for being a great new beginning for this day. Let us go forth and rejoice!
Pat Kincaid

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