“A people who dance before their God
are generally freer and less repressed
than a people who cannot.“
Harvey Cox : The feast of fools
Playful foxes in Latton Vicarage Garden. They are just starting to emerge from their dens.
Personal sadness and some despair for the world, whilst devastating is never the final word. That belongs to God. In God’s heart there is always room for festivity. The foxes are embracing life on a path of discovery where everything is new and joyful.
We are a bit longer in the tooth and are more anxious and fearful. That can take the edge of the dance of life. Let the foxes remind us that when we have no control, we have God. How important it is that as a famous saying puts it, “Let Go, and Let God”. I used to think that was just a bit twee but now I understand it..
Come what may, there is always joy to be found. God holds everything in love and even in profoundly difficult places – Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan etc – God will bring us through it.
Harvey Cox, quoted above, said something profoundly important:
“God laughs, it seems, because God knows how it all turns out in the end.”
Perhaps that’s another way of expressing what Mother Julian of Norwich said : All shall be well, all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
All photos by The Revd Lynn Hurry. Series 2 : Foxes of Latton 22