call to worship--autumn colors inspire
Scarlet and yellow and burnt orange leaves,
against a backdrop of seventeen shades of green fir trees...
all with a tinge of frost,
to make it seem even more magical.
Each season has its splendor,
and this week, we’ve seen some of Nature’s finest work.
Yet, those colorful trees, as beautiful as they are,
cannot act to create justice.
They stand as mute observers
to both weddings and murders.
The trees leave the justice-making to us humans,
but they do inspire us—-
their glorious shapes and colors
move us to reverence for life.
May the beauty in our eyes
become justice in our hands
as we serve Life among and around us.