It is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild
Had Mary been filled with reason
There’d have been no room for the child. – Madeleine L’Engle
How wonderful to dedicate this season for the irrational, and for love that blooms bright and wild!
Irrational, bright and wild. Not words we usually use as Unitarian Universalists. But they are words that I think we need. We need them in our theological repertoire and we need them in our lives.
Not all of life is grasped intellectually. Not all hope is grounded in data. Not all that sprouts and grows is what we thought we’d planted. Life is full of surprises. Wisdom recognizes that surprises come because the world of the possible is often beyond our perception and we are blessed when it foists itself upon us.
When we are wise, we can drop the expectations, and allow what is out there and possible, to enter, gestate and be born.
Wisdom is not always fullness. Sometimes it is emptiness…emptiness ready and waiting for what the universe needs to be born and celebrated.
Blessed and wise we enter the season willing to be irrational, bright, and maybe even a little wild.
Blessed and wise, we enter the season as willing co-creators of what will be the hope and joy of the world.
Sounds maybe overly optimistic, extravagantly bright, irrational, even wild, but truly, we are the co-creators of the tomorrows of which we dream, born of the irrational love we cherish and nurture.
So, come dream and play, rejoice and wait, generate and celebrate with us this season. Who knows what it will awake in you?
With good cheer and warm blessings,