I LISTEN
When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the apple-tree
Who said to her “Be glad you little rack of empty sticks,
Because you have been chosen.
In May you will become
A wave of living sweetness
A nation of white petals
A dynasty of apples.”
–Anne Porter

I REFLECT
Have you ever felt like a winter apple tree, like a rack of empty sticks, shaking in the cold?
I REFLECT and take time to pause and to clarify what I need to feel and do.

I RESPOND
Lord,in this coldness of a winter day give me the hope and humility that I might REFLECT and
RESPOND to the goodness of being an apple of grace for those in need on a cold winters day.

Grace and blessings to you on a cold winter’s day.

Pat

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