Sermon by Rev. Diane Rollert, 7 June 2015
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I wrote these words five years ago in an early December. It was winter then, not a beautiful green spring day like today. Yet the image still remains powerfully vivid in my mind as I contemplate beauty and my love for this world.
It was in the early morning, the day before the sky became thick with a white, impenetrable cloud cover and the snow began. I was walking along the Lachine Canal. This is my landscape, the place where I often walk. That particular morning, the days being so short, the sun had only just begun to rise. Everything was hazy with a soft suffusion of pale mauve. The bricks of the buildings lining the canal were dark, the trees blackened, the city itself still sleeping— a foggy mirage of Montreal rising above the bridges.
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