Chaos in the Winds

January 10, 2022

Good afternoon,

I will take this week to ponder on the haiku that I was presented with by Monika Pieper Landoni for the year 2022Chaos in the winds.The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”  John 3:7

Chaos is a word to describe the universe before creation. 
Things were in no order. There was nothing, if that is even possible. It is from Genesis 1. Chaos often is a word that describes war. Chaos is when our lives are out of control, at least in our minds. Chaos might be the opposite of love or God. Chaos might offer us opportunities to un-chaos our lives. 

Monsoon rains and winds are extreme. Even after the rains stop, the temperature remains hot. There is no relief. Hurricanes and tornadoes are scary events around wind. But, winds can be comforting as well. A soft breeze in the middle of a hot August day in southern Ontario is soothing. A hot day on the tractor can be helped by a strong westerly wind. Winds can be a way out of the chaos. But, winds blow where they will. They seem to have no beginning or ending. Wind just is. Wind is always there even if we think we are at a standstill. The world is always moving.

What do you hear, touch, see in the first line of my 2022 haiku. We are a priesthood of all believers, and so each of our voices are important to be heard . Not all of our voices are the same, but we all have a voice given to us by God.

Chaos in the winds:       
 what does it offer to you God ?   AMEN


Chaos in the winds
Scattering my troubled thoughts
to land on soft clouds     Monica Pieper Landoni 2022