November 2017 Newsletter-New England Quakers

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As Life Is Grateful

Excerpt from Noah Merrill's opening passage:

And so this week I'm grateful in the way that grief is grateful, acknowledging grief's inextricable connection to love—both the love we have lived, and the love we have longed for. 

I'm grateful like the river, that rises from the rain and the falling streams and the unseen springs—always changing—every moment a renewal on its way to the distant, promised sea.

I'm grateful like the fallen windswept leaves—moldering to must and soil—each one bearing the unshakeable memory of unfurling in the warm spring sunlight.

I'm grateful as Life is grateful, ceaselessly giving itself up that it might be born anew.

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