March 02-B, 2023

Red Winged Hawk 02 02-28-2023 Oil Paint Rendered — From my backyard, Charlotte, North Carolina
Which is the greater miracle:
that all of this is the result 
of a meticulous Grand Plan
(The Plan of Salvation),
with everything worked out 
in the finest detail,
like the number of feathers
on every bird at any time--
or that nothing is?

That everything is the result
of randomness and accident,
with circumstances spinning off circumstances
from the beginning/end of nothing?

Which is the greater miracle?


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

3 thoughts on “March 02-B, 2023

    1. The way water seeks its own level. Water is the “quintessential” (I use that word about twice a year. As far as I can see, “essential,” does just fine) metaphor for what we are–for what all of it is–about.

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