A Child’s Chalice Lighting of Gratitude for the Earth

Teacher with young children making chalices.

What if when
I light the chalice,
you hear an invitation
to welcome gratitude
for the earth?

This week, as I got ready to light the chalice,
my family talked about blessings
from this planet.

Here is my list:
[list 3-7 things]

And now, with this flame of hope
shedding light in your heart:
what is your list?

About the Author

Karen G. Johnston

Karen G. Johnston (she/her/hers) is the settled minister at The Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, NJ. Before becoming a minister, she spent 20+ years as a clinical social worker....

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