Sharing the Harvest Devotion 11.16.18

For what am I thankful?
 
Originally written by Robert “Coke” Coughenour for the
Westminster Shores Newsletter: Shorelines November 2015
 
For what am I thankful beyond the expected family, friends and food?
I am grateful for the ineffable mystery of life;
for wonder more than “facticity”; 
for a fundamental faith in eternal values;
for compassion given and received; 
for learning Time as qualitative rather than quantitative;
for learning to seek in complexity, simplicity; 
for learning and love; especially, love of God and love of neighbor,
as one friend taught me, “all the rest is commentary.”
“I would not sleep here if I could, except for the little green leaves in the wood, and the wind on the water” (from Archibald MacLeish, J.B.)  
 
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  
1 Thessalonians 5:16   
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