Making peace with the snow

June 3, 2015 | Back Page | Volume 19 Issue 12
Gerald Warkentin | Special to Canadian Mennonite
<p>Photo by Gerald Warkentin</p>

In an effort to do something creative with the snow from this past winter, these three snow words were made in front of Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. However, these words were vandalized one night. The heart in “love” and a couple of the letters in “peace” were destroyed. This seemingly small act of destruction brought a new symbolic meaning to this project. I felt like my heart was broken and my efforts to create peace had been destroyed.

A couple days later I saw that my snow heart was no longer broken and it could stand upright again. This encouraged me to work hard at making peace with the freshly fallen snow.

So it is with living out our faith. Sometimes our hearts are broken; sometimes our efforts to create peace are destroyed. At these low points, we must work even harder to fix our broken hearts and to create peace in the world.

Although these signs have already melted into the ground, may these words now melt into our hearts and souls. Let us all work together to live in love, joy and peace.

Photo by Gerald Warkentin

Photo by Gerald Warkentin

Photo by Gerald Warkentin

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