In the vesper light.

(photographed at south Ponte Vedra Beach)

Late yesterday I was privileged to attend an interfaith prayer meeting.  Though we concluded our time by breaking bread together, enjoying a feast in the salt air and getting to know one another, the primary purpose of our gathering was not one of dialogue or of educating each other about our respective faith traditions.  We came together simply to open our hearts in prayer.

We listened to beautiful recordings of the Lord’s Prayer and of the Unity Prayer of the Baha’i faith.  We shared readings from the New Testament, the Old Testament, and the Bhagavad-Gita.  We heard snippets from Thomas Merton and other spiritual writers.  We listened to beautiful heart-born prayers from the children who joined us and to the wisdom of the elders amongst us.  We laughed and we loved and we celebrated that place within, where each human being hungers for the Creator of all.

And, behold, at the setting of the sun, he appeared on the beach.

About Mother Beth Tjoflat

Episcopal priest, urban contemplative, playwright, lover of hounds, American of Chilean-Norwegian-Moravian descent. Interests include transformational ministry with the forgotten and marginalized; church planting and congregational development; 12-step spirituality; Hispanic ministry; radical hospitality, and spending time with dear friends.
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2 Responses to In the vesper light.

  1. betsy free says:

    “Have you ever stood at the ocean with the sky mellowing red?”

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