While Fr. AP is away, he has chosen this passage for you to enjoy:
Only a House
What is this place where we are meeting?
Only a house, the earth its floor,
Walls and a roof, sheltering people,
Windows for light, an open door.
Yet it becomes a body that lives
When we are gathered here
And know our God is near.
Words from afar, stars that are falling,
Sparks that are sown in us like seed,
Names for our God, dreams, signs and wonders
Sent from the past are all we need.
We in this place remember and speak
Again what we have heard:
God’s free redeeming word.
And we accept bread at his table,
Broken and shared, a living sign.
Here in this world, dying and living,
We are each other’s bread and wine.
This is the place where we can receive
What we need to increase
God’s justice and His peace.