This season is full of so many feelings, so many sights, so many smells. I spent part of last weekend just looking at trees, noticing how many colors there were (and how vibrant they are!) It’s a season where we recognize that winter is on its way, that our landscape is quickly changing. It’s a season where our own mortalities––our daily mortalities as well we our final one––is more in view than it is at other times of the year.
Confronting the meaning of death is something we have to do at all ages. In RE spaces, there is a special book that invites us to do this kind of autumnal work: “The Fall of Freddy the Leaf.” It’s good to read children’s books from time to time, no matter your age. This is a good one.
Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our creativity and intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big world. **Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material**
Allan T. Georgia, MDiv, MTS, PhD