Friday, November 27—A 2020 Winter Devotional

Word
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:6

Wisdom
“And now I know what most deeply connects us

after that summer so many years ago,
and it isn’t poetry, although it is poetry,

and it isn’t illness, although we have that in common,

and it isn’t gratitude for every moment,
even the terrifying ones, even the physical pain,

though we are halfway through
it, or even the way you describe the magnificence

of being alive, catching a glimpse,

in the store window, of your blowing hair and chapped lips,
though it is beautiful, it is; but it is

that you’re my friend out here on the far reaches

of what humans can find out about each other.”

Coda by Jason Shinder

Prayer
Let us trust one another, O God, with our inmost and true selves. Amen.