Mary Oliver, in her poem “Logos,” offers this on the power of love and community:
Why wonder about the loaves and the fishes?
If you say the right words, the wine expands.
If you say them with love
and the felt ferocity of that love
and the felt necessity of that love,
the fish explode into many.
I’m glad we are on this journey together. With God’s guidance and with the hospitality of Jesus, as we join in “the felt ferocity” of that love that will not let us go. I look forward to sharing with you the expanding wine and the fish that will explode into many. Amen.