Communities can sustain us, they can support us, and they can help us succeed. Communities can also fall apart, they can break our hearts , and they can fail us. This is a prayer for all our communities, in all their forms.
Dear Spirit of Universal Love,
Let me find communities of wisdom.
Help me seek out communities that love me as a whole person, that challenge me in just the right ways, and that allow me to connect with something greater than myself.
Help me find healing with the communities in my life that have let me down or caused me harm.
Let me connect with new communities and with scattered members of communities I was a part of in the past.
Let the spirit of unconditional holy love stretch from me to every member of the communities I cherish.
By: Autumn Elizabeth
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
So often in modern times we hear about broken families–the pain, the hurt and the unwelcoming. In fact, it seems a small miracle to witness a family come together and lovingly share in the making of an old family bread recipe. Yet that is what I was invited to be a part of in Sacramento. Bread baked and broken together. Touched by the hands of all of the grandchildren and their loved ones. Keeping the ghosts lost loved ones close. Inviting everyone to be involved takes Divine Wisdom. Sophia was whispering through the welcome. Jesus rose with the dough. God touched everyone at the table.