Easter here was magnificent; noisy, joyful and certainly blessed. We worshipped together – abundantly – and then shared time together, breaking bread in the Coach House. A wonderful tradition of hospitality we share at Grace. We are truly blessed. And this season of Easter continues to bless us.
My amazement is around this: I have been reading Parker J. Palmer’s meditative book, Let Your Life Speak. He writes first about how we human beings seem to “regard perpetual scarcity as the law of life.” He goes on to say that “The irony, often tragic, is that we create the very scarcities we
On the other hand, as I reflected on the abundance of worship, food, sharing and community here, I read, “Abundance is created when we have the sense to choose community, to come together to celebrate and share our common store.”
Does that ring a bell for you as it did for me?
Palmer writes, “Authentic abundance does not lie in secured stockpiles or food or influence or affection but in belonging to a community where we can give those goods to others who need them – and receive them from others when we are in need.”
And finally, “Community doesn’t just create abundance, community is
We can and do celebrate all that- right here at Grace every day.