Spring has arrived bringing it’s profuse palette of color and texture.
The buds of Bradford pear trees burst in flower to announce the fulfillment of the promise that winter’s cold and harshness are chased away.
To me,spring is the re-forming of the vitality that always been there. Dormancy gives way to unfolding beauty.There is a natural, active peace and orderliness to this process.
As I walked by one of these trees, the wind came up, blowing the petals of the blossoms off the trees like a snow flurry. Unlike the snows of winter that bury everything in a white blanket; this “snow flurry” reveals the next phase of vitality and purposefulness.
Surprisingly, this made me think about health and specifically healthfulness and healthcare. Healthfulness is normal! Healthcare like the process of spring, is a re-forming of innate vitality.
The leaves on the Bradford pear tree must follow the blossoms, the order cannot be reversed. To me, healthfulness & healthcare are the natural outcome of my practice of Christian Science. So, universal healthcare as a national issue must include spiritual care or it’s like expecting a Bradford pear tree to leaf, without first enjoying the beauty of the blossoms.