Circle of Life


By Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee

There is a Celtic story about a man who chips out the circle of Celtic cross that stands to mark a sacred space.  The sacred is broken to fulfill the needs of the one.  How often have we chipped out our own piece of that circle for our own needs, or wants at the expense of the whole human family?  As the author Margaret Silf says, "every time I break the circle of my own integrity, I somehow damage the wholeness of all creation.  It warns me that just the tiniest gap in a circle breaks the whole continuity of things." May we remember that we all are connected, and that only through that awareness and honoring of one another can that circle be made strong.  May the circle be open but unbroken! 

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019