This morning I sat and listened

Brent either leads or participates in Morning Prayer via Zoom most mornings, usually sitting at one end of our dining room table. I have joined in, but this morning I read the paper instead.

As I flipped through the pages, skimming the stories of face mask debates and very ill prime ministers, of death counts and predictions of financial storms that this way cometh, I could  hear his responses to the ancient liturgy.

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. 

O Lord, make haste to help us. 

Thanks be to God. 

Christ have mercy upon us.



What he read and was as true as what I read. That story is as true as the stories that were before me, spread out over the morning table, there at my fingertips.


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