Belonging to Each Other

I enjoyed Halloween this year. I started the evening with a large supply of candy, and ended it with an empty bowl. I ran out of candy just before the trick-or-treaters stopped coming, and had to pass out small bags of chips to the last few children. It was actually exciting to run out of candy. That hasn’t happened to me in years.The kids and their parents showed a lot of creativity in creating costumes and I complimented a number of the older…

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A mortician shares photos of a COVID-19 victim with their family before cremation

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Station 14 - Mortician shares photos of COVID-19 victim with family -of me. Emily Dickinson Gracious God, we thank you for thekindness of strangers, for the peoplewho live out the compassion and loveembodied in you, Jesus. Anoint withyour spirit of graciousness the peoplecaring for the dead and dying. Grantthem strength for their work andknowledge of your constant love. Inyour mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.In the face of the sheer magnitude of the pandemic,how have you tended to your own spirituality?What tools of nurturing…

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