My dear friend Pastor Brenda Bos filled in for me this morning. As she prepared to consecrate Holy Communion for us, she shared with us this poem from St. Francis:
I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel, about the Sacraments –
he got so excited and ran into a hollow in his tree
and came back holding some acorns,
an owl feather,
and a ribbon he had found.
And I just smiled and said, “Yes, dear, you understand:
everything imparts His grace.”