“Spiritual practices…are tools, not ends. They help us to learn to slow down, to pay attention, to focus, or to empty. They are not definitions of spirituality themselves. The deep meaning of spirituality is breath. Breath is the taking in of life-giving essence from the world around us, and the release, in turn, of life-giving essence. It is a metaphor for our interdependencies: the fact that we change and are changed by our environment in a continuous play of creation. Spiritual practices are aimed at helping us understand that connectedness…”
~ Susan Manker-Seale
*And a heartfelt apology to Annette Pratt who was prepared to share a beautifully sung prelude at the beginning of service last Sunday, only to be thwarted by an unexpected brain malfunction within our minister, who managed to skip the prelude altogether! Annette will be given the opportunity to share her talent once again this coming Sunday…promise!