One of my favorite science fiction books (reread often) is “The Ship Who Sang” by Anne McCaffrey. Throughout the story Helva, the spaceship who sings (& main character), suffers loss and faces challenges of many shapes and intergalactic sizes.
After traveling with Helva on her arduous journeys (with a few tears usually leaking out along the way) the book ends with the traditional military requiem of Taps heard as a new beginning:
“Each day dies, to let night with its darkness for sorrowing and sleep complete its course and bring… a new day.” Helva, The Ship Who Sang (Anne McCaffrey)
On this Lenten Wednesday (with Easter less than 3 weeks away) maybe it’s time to let go of what is deadening our hearts in the darkness of our fears and let Christ do a new thing in us in a new way.
grace, peace & new days
Virginia : )