Christ-day, the beat of light on sand.
Christ-night, the heat which, laid in the hand
as a new egg, nestles like a child.
My summer Jesus – tender as the butterfly’s touch
on a flowered dress,
vibrant as layered haze flowing the levels
like a diamond tide,
generous as the sea.
[©Julie M Hulme/Hulme Estate]
Julie Hulme was a writer and Methodist minister whose poetry and writings reflect her personal and theological journeying in spirituality, much of which focuses on the subject of Abundance. Julie died prematurely in January 2014 but her rich and beautiful work is available on her dedicated website; www.imaginingabundance.co.uk
(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)