Thursday, March 15, 2012

butter on your chin

-A woman from church stopping by to get my input on fabric for a quilt she wants to make me.  So thoughtful.

-Going to an area clergy breakfast and enjoying feeling immediately a part of the group, as folks swapped banter and quips, showing affection for one another.  It felt a bit like being back in Belfast.  Also, the biscuits were divine!

-Taking a woman communion and appreciating the intimacy of it.  As Frederick Buechner says, "To eat any meal together is to meet at the level of our most basic need. It is hard to preserve your dignity with butter on your chin, or keep your distance when asking for the ketchup.  To eat this particular meal together is to meet at the level of our most basic humanness, which involves not just our need for food but our need for each other.   I need you to help fill my emptiness and you need me to help fill yours.  As for the emptiness that's still left over, well, we're in it together, or it in us.  Maybe it's most of what makes us human and makes us brothers and sisters.”  There certainly is no way keeping distance when partaking in communion as just two people, and that makes it even more meaningful.

**Remember that you can still donate to support my Crop Walk for those without enough food.  Any little donation makes a big difference.  Thank you!

1 comment:

Misfit. said...

I absolutely love Buechner. He had the gift of insight and profoundly simple explanation.