From Rev Sue Ann Yarbrough
Greetings, everyone, and blessings! Thank you for accepting and sharing these meditations. Thank you for praying for the ministry of SpiritCare. Some of your communities have been able to make a donation to the ministry, and please know how grateful we are. Donations can always be made at www.spiritcareministry.org. Our prayer for you all is that your communities are loving and healthy. May all residents and staff know that they are being held and guided in God's love. Remember, God wants us all to be loving, happy, and free. This is our divine inheritance, and is for all.
There is a small family owned produce market less than a mile from where I live. I shop there frequently. I love seeing fresh food, and even with the drought, beautiful produce is one of the blessings of living in California. At the market, I can peruse the day's offerings, and decide which fruit and vegetables look the most appetizing. Those I tend to buy.
As tempting as it is to believe the gift is for us alone, that is not God's way. God's banquet is for all, and we are asked to share our abundant harvest with all life. Accepting the entire gift and sharing that gift allows all creatures, including us humans, to live more fully in wholeness. Such sharing is how we are called to live, and how we can "work for the good of all (6:10)."
May we not fear to accept and be your healing presence. May we not fear being a blessing in our families and communities. May we remember Jesus' commandment to love you, our neighbors, and ourselves. May this commandment be our sustenance and our guide. Not only for today, but for the rest of our journey.
Thank you, for giving us good travelling companions as we continue to move closer to who you are calling us to be. We thank you for nourishing our souls. We lift to you our lives as an offering of gratitude to you.
In gratitude we pray,
Rev. Sue Ann Yarbrough, Associate Pastor
San Lorenzo Community Church, United Church of Christ