John Piepgras

What I’m grateful for—surely above all—is my relationships, starting with Kathy whom I almost lost; with my kids, my grandkids, and my friends—friends close, friends not-so-close, and friends barely known. It is in our relationships that we experience the fullness of our humanity, says the Jewish philosopher-cum-theologian Martin Buber. Buber speaks a mighty truth. Our relationships foster our generosity, our generosity evokes sacrifice, in sacrifice we confront the sacred, and in the sacred we find God.

Let Us Pray:

Eternal God,
help me to nurture and protect my relationships,
to respond to them generously,
and in so doing to know and to embrace
your abiding presence.
And so it is. Amen.

Perhaps you can list 2–3 things, people, or aspects
of your life for which you are thankful today.

Be a writer for gratitude: Kenilworth Union Church invites you to become part of a gratitude journey, diverse members within the church will author these devotions. Find out more here.

Posted on October 6, 2020