"Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.
They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17, Wednesday Holy Week, the Reading, the Daily Office Book, Year One
The deeper we prayerfully enter into our deeper selves, the deeper we enter into our true being, and we set deep roots by the silent banks of our hearts where forever flows the cool waters of Spirit. We learn to know the crises at hand, the tribulation, is just a harsh season which will pass by again and though it is a hot harsh wind blowing across the landscape of life, our roots are set deep and draw water from the cool waters of the ever present Life. We learn. We know. We love. We become more fearless the longer we remain, we offer the birds a roost in the cover of our branches and the fawn lingers under the cool shade of our limbs. Our roots run deeper still with every passing year, they run deeper and we are firm in the ground of Being.