Scripture - 1 Chorinthians 12:12
"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - Jews or Greeks, slaves or free - and we
were all made to drink of one Spirit."
Reflection - The Mosaic That Shows Us the Face of God
A mosaic consists of thousands of little stones. Some are blue, some are green, some are yellow, some are gold. When we bring our faces close to the mosaic, we can admire the beauty of each stone. But as we step back from it, we can see that all these little stones reveal to us a beautiful picture, telling a story none of these stones can tell by itself.
That is what our life in community is about. Each of us is like a little stone, but together we reveal the face of God to the world. Nobody can say, "I make God visible." But others who see us together can say, "They make God visible." Community is where humility and glory touches.
Excerpt from Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Prayer - "With Me, Lord"
Before I awaken this morning you are with me, Lord, and even as I open my eyes you greet me with the gift of this new day. May I take this certainty of your presence
with me into all this day can hold. Be with me now as I go forth - not as some weird and ghostly watcher-over-me, but as a deeper and truer awareness within: an awareness which is constantly opening my heart to trust, to hope, to sharing and giving, to the call of the needs of my fellow creatures; an awareness which is constantly opening all of my senses to the hidden joys, the tiny discoveries, the lesser celebrations, and the
overarching wonder of your gift of life.
J. Barrie Shepherd, Diary of Daily Prayer.