REMEMBERING

Remembering opens the door to gratitude.

Remembering is not a means to itself, it leads us to communion. We can only open our eyes to the needs of our brothers and sisters if we first have a grateful heart. When we reflect on moments of beauty in our lives, we can more easily cultivate a heart of thanksgiving for those who fight for our freedom. In this meditation, we are drawn into communion with all those who remember.

Remembrance Day highlights this need for community and those who defend it; lest we forget. Remembrance Day was yesterday in Canada, but in your heart, make room to cultivate space to be grateful each and every day.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae, May 1915

One thought on “REMEMBERING

  1. I love the connection you made between recognizing the needs of others through a grateful heart. What a beautiful community our shared remembrance cultivates in the Lord. Thank you for sharing.
    Peace, Sarah
    simplysarahs.blogspot.com

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