To drive back our dark ...

"I believe he [Jesus] says it to all of us:

to feed his sheep, his lambs, to be sure, but first to let him feed us -

to let him feed us with something of himself.

In the sip of wine and crumb of bread.

In the dance of sun and water and sky.

In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need.

In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. 

Who knows where we will find him or whether we will recognize him, if we do?

Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who he really was?

But my prayer is that we will all of us find him somewhere, somehow,

and that he will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness,

something of his light to drive back our dark."

(Frederick Buechner)

Tags: Called to Community, Living Hospitably