So much seems broken in the world and often in our lives. We seek a sense of wholeness that seems elusive. It skitters away in part because the world and our lives are impermanent, yet also because we often want to create wholeness too quickly and easily. Sometimes things need to break apart or break open to make room for new ideas, new perspectives, voices that are shut down because they disrupt. White supremacy, patriarchy, hyper-nationalism, fear-driven violence all need to be broken apart as part of the process of finding a deeper wholeness. So this month we will hear divergent voices, bring our dear animal companions into the sanctuary, celebrate both Easter and Earth Day as rites of the turning year, all the while considering what needs to be healed and made whole in our lives.