In place of sunflowers, doves, symbolising the Holy Spirit. Most have now flown
At times when we (and the whole earth, it seems) are troubled and anxious, it is good to remember that we are rooted in the past events of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, that rootedness is not a matter of just looking back and remembering what once was. It is a living memory, not the kind that slowly withers and decays.
Our rootedness allows us to grow toward God’s future. This means is that we have grounds for confidence that there is a shape to existence. We have confidence that, some day, justice will prevail. Some day death and suffering will themselves die. Some day, at last, the prayer of millions of people will be answered: “May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” We can take comfort in that.