Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Hi this is Deacon Lauren and I would like to share with you the Reflection from our Zoom Coffee Hour on July 26, 2020, following our Sunday Service.
I first reread the collect appointed for today, which is a way to understand what the focus of the readings will be.
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom
nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Even though we are of this physical world, may we not
I then read a poem entitled, “Seeds of Hope” by Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco. And even though she speaks of her mother in the poem when I reflected on the poem’s words, I substituted God or the Holy spirit and then the words filled me with God’s Seeds of Hope.
As we ended our time together, we talked about Father Jay’s sermon that we had heard earlier about the Aloha spirit that is so prevalent.
May this day bring you Seeds of Hope at this time when even the tiniest bit of encouragement from others can bring God’s Hope into your lives.
Peace and love and aloha,
Listen to Deacon Lauren’s reflection.