July 13, 2023
An author by the name of Solomon Bellow once wrote: "Everyone needs memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." When the Israelites found themselves exiled and far from their beloved Jerusalem, they drew from their memories like a person draws nourishing water from a well. Some say that in times of crisis, people cling to their memories, but our memories are so woven into our being that there is no clinging to them. We simply travel down the pathway of our past, where we find those life-giving memories that sustain us in the present.
Though I do not desire to live in the past, O Lord, may I venture there when necessary to find nourishment at the well of recollection. Amen.
Rev. Bruce Frogge