A new month, and if you are like me you are yearning to share in the sacraments and other Christian rituals. But we find ourselves unable to to celebrate in traditional ways safely. So we will celebrate Worldwide Communion Sunday and Thanksgiving without the sharing of bread or cup. How strange. I hope you will gather still (in person or online, depending on your health and families' needs) to give thanks and praise to God who is still the giver of all.
We are still nourished by daily bread, by relationships and by our faith. What is nourishing your Spirit now? What is helping you to continue following Jesus in a way that makes your invisible faith, visible to the world? Paul's enthusiasm is contagious...are you willing to proclaim with him: I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, ....because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
How do we follow that call while here on Earth? How can we support one another to keep focusing on what lies ahead? Come and celebrate and we will discover the Spirit's calling.