The time was right this past week to get back on track. Daily devotional reading. Watching mealtime portion sizes and choices more closely. Only healthy snacks. Daily prayer walks outside now that the weather has changed. This Walter Brueggemann prayer, from his collection Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth, is providing me with much food for thought.
We try, as best we can, to live by bread alone
We try, as best we can to live by bread alone,
Or pie or cake or sweet rolls.
And then comes your word! In our hearing we are reminded that
We live by every word that proceeds from your mouth,
Promise and gifts,
Blessings and threats,
Summons and commands,
Assurances and requirements.
We thank you for bread, and for the many cakes, pies and sweet rolls
That inhabit our life of privilege. While we munch,
Give us ears, make us better listeners,
Give us patience with our odd utterances,
Give us openness to your new utterances,
We vow to listen.
We pray in the name of your fleshed utterance become our bread.
Grace and peace … --Pastor Pat