Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—August 24th, 2017

My mind is still full of the images of this week’s eclipse – full of the photos and descriptions shared by friends who were in places of the total eclipse, and also full of the images of the partial eclipse I saw through the magic glasses as I sat in the churchyard at St Thomas Church on Monday afternoon. For all of them – “O, wow...” over and over. My friend, the rational scientist, watching from a small town in western Kentucky, texted his first response: “This is unbelievable!” In St Thomas garden the birds got quiet and the squirrels disappeared for a bit, but then were back, doing what they do every day. Someone sent me a link to a YouTube video of “Something Like a Star,” which is a musical setting of several Robert Frost poems set to music by Randall Thompson. I am sharing the link with you today.

The last four lines of Frost’s poem touched my heart, and seem particularly appropriate for us in these days when our world is facing so much challenge:

“So when at times the mob is swayed To carry praise or blame too far, We may choose something like a star To stay our minds on and be staid.” Robert Frost, “Choose Something Like a Star”

May this be a reminder for us of God’s abundant love and the glory of all of Creation.

Peace and blessing, Carol

Check out the video here:

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