…and then there was joy, a fall devotional.

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Katie Snipes Lancaster

And may the Lord make you increase
and abound in love for one another
and for all, just as we abound in love for you.
1 Thessalonians 3:12

A Look at Joy (gratitude edition)
Thanks & blessings be
to the Sun & the Earth
for this bread & this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
this food;
thanks be & blessing to them
who prepare it, who serve it;
thanks & blessings to them
who share it
(& also the absent & the dead).
Thanks & blessing to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather it
(may they not want);
thanks & blessing to them who work
& blessing to them who cannot;
may they not want—for their hunger
sours the wine & robs
the taste from the salt.
Thanks be for the sustenance & strength
for our dance & work of justice, of peace.

(“Grace” by Rafael Jesús González, from In Praise of Fertile Land: An Anthology of Poetry, Parable and Story, edited by Claudia Mauro. © Whit Press, 2006).

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you, Lord.

November 25, 2021

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