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 Breathe20140212-102730.jpgHeartfelt 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 teachinghttp://eucharistsermons.tumblr.com/post/76248257902/prayandbreatheI ended by reciting a poem recently written by my friend Marg Ann Roorda. I've reprinted it here with her permission.

Breathe

Close your eyesnowbreathe

Close your eyesnowsee

Draw in deeplyholdlet go deeply

Again

Draw in deeplyholdlet go deeply

Again

Draw in deeplyholdlet go deeply

There

Did you feel itDid you see itletting go

Close your eyesnowbreathe

Close your eyesnowsee

that is

breathing

that islife