A Holy Place

by frannybolsa on June 18, 2014

in Life


Call people to gather. To sit together. To lift up hearts and hands. To seek love and forgiveness and laughter and nourishment. Church pews. Kitchen tables, park benches or chairs and TV trays in the living room.

Sacrament is bread. The filling of glasses. The passing of platters. The pinging of forks on plates. Words squeezed out around a mouthfuls of food. The re-telling of stories as a prayer of thanks for the people who always laugh at your jokes. The ones who hold your hand and rub your back as life presses on your shoulders.

“Peace be with you” is unspoken but there when we soothe a crying child that’s not ours. Fill the freezer with food. Make room on the couch for one more.

Congregation is family whether by birth or by marriage or karmic selection. We make our Holy places.


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