The Abundance of Our Lives Together

On a towel, a freshly baked loaf of bread. Behind it is a small dish of butter.

We light our chalice as a symbol of gratitude
as we celebrate the abundance of our lives together.

In this sanctuary we harvest bushels of strength for one another,
and offer our crop with the hands of compassion and generosity.

In the authentic and gentle manner of our connections,
we cultivate a simple sweetness to brighten our spirits.

May we be grateful for the ways we nourish and uplift each other,
For it is the sharing of this hallowed time together that sustains us.

About the Author

Katie Gelfand

Katie Sivani Gelfand is the Director of Religious Exploration in the congregation that raised her, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. Concurrent to this ministry she is also a certified Spiritual Guide, Reiki Master Teacher, and Ritualist.

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