A word of caution. Giving thanks is not a magical formula. We do not make anything happen. What we do is offer ourselves (that’s what the offertory is really about), and then we give thanks for what we know God is doing. We might pray to notice more clearly that we are offering ourselves to be blessed, broken and shared, even as the bread is blessed, broken and shared. It’s quite incomprehensible; each person and community being fed, then blessed and broken to share with others. The potential is remarkable.
This message is an excerpt from “The World” by Lynn C. Ramshaw, in the November 2012 issue of Gather magazine. Please pray for the Women of the ELCA executive board as they begin traveling to their fall board meeting today.
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