Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bird Communion

Another thing I've noticed about the birds is that, for the most part, they get along. There might be a starling who chases off a few smaller birds, or a blue jay might land on the feeder, causing everyone else to fly away, but, in the main, the chicadees, cardinals, house finches, gold finches, mourning doves, tufted titmice, nuthatches, and woodpeckers all share the feeder in harmony.

That's a whole lot of birds, all existing in community.

We could learn something from the birds. They are different, and yet, they are eating together.

It's one of the reasons that communion can be so lovely. Everyone - all the "birds" in the community, come together and share a holy meal. God invites us, and we come, in love and acceptance of each other.

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