Gifting of thanks

Gifting of thanks is not a solitary time since pilgrims anywhere may turn aside to praise whichever name they hold for God—the Holy One, or Manito, Allah, Yahweh, Vishnu. Blessing the good that was and yet will be, we think of light and lives that have dispelled depressing fear; our prayers are not for bread alone but grace, humility, and joy, remembering sure ways for holding to whatever is reliable and true.

Embracing family, we reach as well for other hands, expecting from conflicted regions of this spinning world, there will be lifting up of honest hearts who know how natural it is to tell whatever neighbor walks along a distant road, "I love you friend."

—Darren Stone

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Thank you, God
November 20, 2006

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