Beyond Absence by Rev. Gordon B. McKeeman

(The Rev. Alicia R. Forde read this as the opening words for her Exploration, “Love Calls Us On” during our October 19, 2014, discussion and potluck)

For simple things that are not simple at all
For miracles of the common way…

  • Sunrise…Sunset
  • Seedtime…Harvest
  • Hope…Joy…Ecstasy

For Grace that turns

Beyond Absence

  • our intentions into deeds
  • our compassion into helpfulness
  • our pain into mercy

For Providence that

  • sustains and supports our needs

We lift our hearts in thankfulness

  • and pray only to be more aware
  • and thus more alive.