As part of Novice Sister Gwenn N Dowtte's novice project, we offer this blessing of the color ORANGE:
There are days that we struggle.
There are times that we weep.
There are difficult roads that we must walk.
We are living in a confusing time, a time of division and separation. Communities pitted against each other, families fighting over their own differences. There is a shadow over our world right now that we are feeling deeply, and it hurts our souls.
Only in the darkness can we see the stars.
Only in times of struggle do we find our strength.
Only in our hardest days do we discover our path forward.
So we honor the color orange. We are reminded of the healing power of vitamin C in a ripe, sweet, delicious, juicy orange. It is a color of healing. Of strength.
The monarch butterfly spends its whole life building to a transformation into a beautiful orange being, spreading its beauty around the world!
So we look to the future, and send love out into the world; so we can heal the pain and bring ourselves and our communities together.