Weekly Reflection, November 17, 2016

The refrigerator door gallery in our kitchen has changed exhibits over the years.

For many years, it mostly held children’s art, photos, practice schedules.

Recently, it has held cartoons, haiku from one of those little magnetized – word sets, Bible readings (I Corinthians 13), newspaper clippings and …. practice schedules.

One of the newspaper clippings recently displayed was about a study that revealed church-goers live longer.  (This clipping is now on Grace Church’s version of the refrigerator door – the Coffee Hour kiosk.)  Another is about how reading a book – “any book” – also seems to increase the likelihood of longevity. Reading is good, as the Collect from last Sunday (November 13) reminds us — “to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” the words of the Good Book.

The refrigerator’s interior holds necessary sustenance, food for the body.  The exterior door too holds necessary sustenance, food for thought and for the soul. What’s on ours now is what the children of Grace read, the Gospel appointed for All Saints’ Sunday,  one precious line at a time, during their time with the congregation on the first Sunday of the month, November 6.  May they and we internalize (“read, mark, learn and inwardly digest”) these words.

Please consider opening your Good Book to Matthew 5 and Luke 6, printing out and placing  on your refrigerator door, and in your hearts, Jesus’s Words.

Sarah Motley