Has anyone seen a butterfly yet?
I saw a Red Admiral drifting over some crocuses in my garden on February 16.
Pure presence, out on the hunt for nectar, a familiar pastime that we have all engaged in.
And I thought there it was free, much freer than I in so many ways.
Do butterflies worry about repaying their mortgage, do they worry at all?
Do butterflies have to drive to the supermarket?
Do butterflies have to contend with the glories of teenage children?
Do butterflies have to write sermons, wash up, buy new socks?
Butterflies never fall out with Bishops, or have to take a bus when there are engineering works on the line.
Butterflies don’t have to fill in tax returns or endure sea sickness.
I know, as Darwin knew, that butterflies have other trials and tribulations, but they are no greater or lesser than ours they are just different.
By Peter Owen Jones. See the full Text and be inspired at Christian Ecology Link