Bellying Up to the Communion Bar

25christmasday2-1While I’ve enjoyed the beauty of the snow, I’ve also been quite frustrated that it has kept me from Sunday worship and Wednesday choir practices. Today was my first day back at church after having missed two Sundays. The photograph (above) was taken on Christmas Day from my backyard, looking up to my mother’s house on the hill – a hill she hasn’t been able to get down to get to church in three Sundays.

But what’s the big deal? I was HUNGRY, that’s what!

No, don’t worries, I had plenty of food to eat. I was hungry for the spiritual food of worship, of prayer, of song, of the communion rail, and of coffee hour (aka The Second Sacrament of Sunday Morning).

“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” -Mother Teresa, missionary

My lamp was running out of oil!

“There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” -Edith Wharton

Thanks be to God for the many candles and mirrors at St. Timothy’s. They feed my hungry spirit.

Photography Note: I was folding laundry on my back porch when I noticed a fog was rolling in and the sun was peeking in and out of the clouds in an interesting way. I ran outside in my tennis shoes and sweatshirt, through knee-deep snow 100 yards down the barn driveway to catch this shot at just the right moment. A very lucky shot indeed! The only editing I did was to increase the contrast and crop the picture with my Picasa program (free download).

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~ by Kimberly Mason on December 28, 2008.

2 Responses to “Bellying Up to the Communion Bar”

  1. I was raised Lutheran. My sister has not been able to understand my need for Eucharist every week. She believes that having Communion only once or twice a month makes it more “special”. As an Episcopalian, I love Communion every Sunday (or even more often as the season allows). When I go to my sister’s church, if there is not Eucharist I feel as though I have not been “fed”. I NEVER take Holy Communion for granted. It is my one moment of perfect Grace.

  2. Okay, I have just figured out YOUR comment bar comes at the TOP of your post! So I’ll just say it again: I love this photo. And I agree with Suzan; I need Communion. I was raised Presbyterian, and went back to the Presbyterian church while I was recovering from my time with the Bishop, but it just didn’t do it for me; I missed the Eucharist. I think this picture has the same kind of perfect Grace.

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