Consistency and Constancy

A spring of green leaves rests on a cut of tree trunk, revealing many rings of growth

Oh source of life
We are grateful for your consistency
Expressed in tree rings and rock formations, the half-life of stars and the depths of oceans
and in the gentle, persistent spinning of the planet.
Remind us of the constancy you need from us as well—
To temper our needs to fit within your limitations,
to suppress our desires so your life forces can persist.
In this day may we reconnect to our life-giving, breath-freeing connection with you
and in doing so, may we be reminded of the changes we must pursue
to make commitment to our planet our everyday devotion.