Shared by Karen Richter
Every creature is a facet of the Divine!
Creation tells the story of Wholeness and Holiness!
On an August morning it is a good morning to be together!
Drawn by the warm promise of community,
simultaneously familiar and new,
to the welcoming space of our sacred places,
both those places we share and those places we do not.
Wherever we find ourselves, let us be open to new
understanding, reassurance, and hope.
Our community is a place where truth, love, and challenge meet.
It is a good morning to be together.
Spirit of Life, our prayers often begin with a make-believe: we pretend that it’s necessary to invite your presence. We pretend that it’s at all possible to gather without You. We pause to recognize that it is you who call us to life and to family and to community. Your breath animates everything around us. Every inch of creation is holy ground. In this spirit of awe, we gather in thanksgiving.