Pray and Breathe

As the congregants entered the sanctuary, they were greeted by my daughter Hannah, who stamped their hands with a handcrafted stamp made by our friend Xenia.

It said Breathe

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Heartfelt worship was accompanied by a single banjo. I was reminded why I enjoy Eucharist so much.

After the worship, I had an opportunity to share. My sermon was called Attunement and the Ancient Art of Breathing, a rather unwieldy title which Kevin very sensibly renamed Pray and Breathe.

Here is the link to the mp3 of the teaching

http://eucharistsermons.tumblr.com/post/76248257902/prayandbreathe

I ended by reciting a poem recently written by my friend Marg Ann Roorda. I’ve reprinted it here with her permission.

Breathe

Close your eyes
now
breathe

Close your eyes
now
see

Draw in deeply
hold
let go deeply

Again

Draw in deeply
hold
let go deeply

Again

Draw in deeply
hold
let go deeply

There

Did you feel it
Did you see it
letting go

Close your eyes
now
breathe

Close your eyes
now
see

that is

breathing

that is
life

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