Daily Bread November 26

Grace and Generosity
Lorne and Dianne Soehner of Fonthill, Ontario, Canada

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. -Luke 1:78-79

We went to one of our favorite local restaurants for our anniversary dinner. We were talking to our server about our anniversary. She was really sweet and said she couldn’t believe we had been married for 48 years. She said that we look young. (We told you she was sweet!)

A couple sitting across from us that we did not know left the restaurant before us, and on their way out they stopped at our table. They had heard us mention our anniversary and wished us a very happy anniversary. We thanked them and they left.

Later our server, who had also been serving them, came over to us and said the couple had paid for our dinner. We were caught completely off guard that complete strangers would think to do such a lovely gesture. We told our server that if she sees them in the restaurant again to tell them how thoughtful and sweet it was for them to do that.

There really are very wonderful people out there and we experienced that firsthand.

Prayer Phrase

My ordinary life is a sacred place.

Spiritual Practice

Sacramental Living

“…our everyday ordinary lives are also sacred places, or put another way, the sacred place of our living. As dwellers within the Sacredness of Creation, there is potential to be aware and appreciate the holy within the ordinary. You may remember times when it felt like you were seeing the world through God’s eyes. That’s a good description for what it means to live sacramentally-to sense divine Spirit amid daily activities.” -Jane M. Gardner, “Sacramental Living,” September/October 2019 Herald, p. 5

How are you invited to live sacramentally today?

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