Waking, rising, attending to the needs of self, family, work, and the greater world — these everyday tasks require of us. The blessings come in what some call the mundane; you get your spouse a cup of coffee, you make banana pancakes, you wash the dishes before leaving to pick up a colleague whose car is in the shop, and all of these everyday occurrences are moments of holiness when we attend, when we live in the giving and receiving of that offering, when our daily tasks become tithes. Our living grammar, our doings, become our being; how we live in the motion of each act becomes a reckoning of who we are now and who we are becoming. If I live in mindless routine, I fail to attend the greater needs. I move linearly but statically, no roots shoot down, no canopy grows to shelter others, no nourishment escapes into the soil of what sustains our existence on earth — we are called to be a part, active, yielded and bequeathing as the living body of Christ. We are Adamah, from the soil, souls receiving the breath of life; my breath out becomes your breath in as we move here to where we are going for eternity. Let us attend, eyes and ears open, present to what is in each moment, living the communion of holiness.
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