Venerable Bede's sparrowby Cathy Grafton on 05/19/14
Do you every have an old memory that just keeps popping up? Well I've had one for a long time and am amazed at how much detail I still remember about it. Everything it seems, but who told the story. Well today I finally found out it was Venerable Bede - who talked about a sparrow that flew into the high window of a castle hall on a wintery night, flew across the warm room with all the knights and nobles down below and then out another window into the storm once again. I think there are several interpretations of the story and how it relates to our own lives. Somehow this story has always captured my imagination. Those watching don't really know anything about this little sparrow except for the brief time it appears in the great mead hall. I'm sure it is a story of faith for many, for me though it is more a story of just being open to whatever comes to us. So often we feel we must know or somehow control our lives. I am amazed at how often just being in the moment moves my life into a new direction that I never even considered.