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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Universe on the Tip of Your Tongue

I came across this quote by Madeleine L'Engle from her book Glimpses of Grace: Daily thoughts and Reflections: 

I'm not sure where the idea came from that all of creation is God's body, but if we must have an analogy, it is not a bad one. When I look at the galaxies on a clear night - when I look at the incredible brilliance of creation, and think that this is what God is like, then, instead of feeling intimidated and diminished by it, I am enlarged - I rejoice that I am part of it -- I, you, all of us - part of this glory. And so, when we go to the altar to receive the bread and wine, we are taking into our own bodies all of creation, all of the galaxies. And our total interdependence is an astounding glory. We are whatever we eat - junk foods, well-balanced meals, the books we ingest, the people we listen to - but most marvelously we are the eternally loving power of creativity. Does it sound incredible to say that when we receive Communion we are eating the entire universe? Of course it does, but it is also incredibly possible, and I rejoice in it.


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