lenten journal: thankful


“As we dedicate ourselves to one another, and thus experience daily and directly the diverse array of gifts that contribute to our living, gratitude will take its rightful place as the fundamental disposition that guides and forms our ways.” — P. Travis Kroeker

“Communities of care are sustained by rituals of regard.” — bell hooks


we get our best view of the world
when we are turned toward each other;
say it again, and then again,
until it is deep ritual:
repetitive significance
that bores its way into the core
of our beings, planting the seeds
of gratitude that will become
the stuff of earth that matters most—
our fundamental disposition.
this is who we are at our best:
not the same but all together,
thankful we are here together;
say it again, and then again
until it is deep in your bones.



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