Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I would like to share with you what we talked about during our Zoom Coffee Hour on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
We first discussed my sermon and the contribution that Ruth Bader Ginsburg contributed to our nation.
I then read a poem by Isaac Penington, a Quaker from the 17th century about trusting in God.
Katie Sharp shared with us a poem by Virginia Woolf about miracles and we talked about big and small miracles that we have witnessed over time.
Peace and love,
Listen to Deacon Lauren’s reflection.
Poem by Isaac Penington
Be no more than God hath made thee.
Give over thine own willing;
Give over thine own running;
Give over thine own desiring
to know or be anything,
And sink down to the seed
Which God sows in thy heart,
And let that grow in thee,
And be in thee,
and breathe in thee,
And act in thee,
And thou shalt find by sweet experience
That the Lord knows that,
and loves and owns that,
And will lead it to the inheritance of life,
Which is God’s portion.
Miracles by Virginia Woolf
What is the meaning of life?
That was all- a simple question;
one that tended to close in on one with years,
the great revelation had never come.
The great revelation perhaps never did come.
Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations,
matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.