All of which makes the caption to the image (unattributed, but maybe also by the artist) so very appropriate - We must gather in the warmth of the Heart, where all beings are equal and sacred, the place where duality ends and Love begins. All great things are accomplished in the Heart.
And all of this is especially appropriate for today, when the Society celebrates the anniversary of the day our foundress and her first companions made their first vowed commitment to God in the fledgling congregation. That day, two hundred and twelve years ago, is regarded as the Society's birth, and so today is our 212th birthday!
As we celebrate the memory of those early sisters, their commitment, example and sacrifices, it's good to remember that what nourishes us - as it once nourished them - is gathering in the warmth of the Heart, the place where Love begins, the place where all things - small as well as great - are accomplished...
Happy Feast - and happy birthday to us all!