Dear St. Peter’s-
Happy Winter Solstice! Today marks the shortest day of the year. It’s the day with fewest sunlight hours...the day our hemisphere is tilted farthest from the sun. Today marks the beginning of winter. For many, this day signals the promise of cold lonely months where our internal emotions are reflected by the constant gray skies. It is also a day of new beginnings and possibility. There is an invitation in the solstice for reflection of what came before and what might be ahead. The lingering darkness offers space for our wondering, for our dreaming and imagination to run wild.
In honor of the Winter Solstice, and as an offering of hope in light of this year, the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus virtually recorded one of our favorite songs, "I Believe," by Mark A. Miller. It begins with the words, "I believe in the sun, even when it’s not shining." Blessings to you on this Winter Solstice, where the invitation to dwell and dream in the ongoing night awaits. You can listen to the song here!