That the sun shines and the rain falls

     on good creatures and bad,


That seeds must die that plants

     may live,


That great trees grow from

     tiniest of seeds,


That living things give their lives

     so that others may eat,


That everything around us teaches

     about life, death, love,


     change, and mystery,

     —-in full color and

     more than 3-D—-


Still I struggle to learn

     even the most beautiful of



All Nature tells God’s parables

of Love.

—Carol Bosworth