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What Is Resurrection Living?

Christian spirituality means eating together, sharing together, drinking together, talking with each other, receiving each other, experiencing God’s presence through each other, and in doing so, proclaiming the gospel as God’s alternative vision for everyone.

– Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Table fellowship - an important piece of Resurrection Living

Table fellowship – an important piece of Resurrection Living

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

A cultural hub in Seattle, the Pike Place Market

A cultural hub in Seattle, the Pike Place Market

In thinking of culture, it is difficult to not think of food and how it brings us together.

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

– James Beard

Late Results

dessert_banquetToday’s Lenten Poem from Education for Justice is “Late Results” by Scott Cairns

“We wanted to confess our sins but there were no takers.”

And the few willing to listen demanded that we confess on television.
So we kept our sins to ourselves, and they became less troubling.
The halt and the lame arranged to have their hips replaced.
Lepers coated their sores with a neutral foundation, avoided strong light.
The hungry ate at grand buffets and grew huge, though they remained hungry.
Prisoners became indistinguishable from the few who visited them.
Widows remarried and became strangers to their kin.
The orphans finally grew up and learned to fend for themselves.
Even the prophets suspected they were mad, and kept their mouths shut.
Only the poor—who are with us always—only they continued in the hope.

Source: “Late Results” from Philokalia: New and Selected Poems, by Scott
Cairns. Lincoln, Nebraska: Zoo Press, 2002.

Gratitude and Divine Sparks

When we say “Grace” before we eat our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, let us remember the words of Rabbi Herschel:

By saying grace, we release the Divine sparks in our food.

Created with a bit of whimsy!