This morning I was helping with the Bountiful Baskets delivery in my town. The delivery truck arrives at 5:45am - well before sunrise. Volunteers unload, sort, and box the produce for pick-up.
This week's baskets included squash, spinach, romaine lettuce, mushrooms, apples, bananas, and several other fruits and vegetables. All of this food - fresh food - coming from so many different places; coming to my little town of 500 people in north-central South Dakota.
I am thankful for the gift of food - and for the abundance of good, healthy, and affordable food. May I never take this gift for granted.
Every Friday morning, after Mass at the Timber Lake Manor, we have coffee and rolls. One of the ladies from the parish always brings fresh rolls, coffee cake, or some other kind of treat for us to share. I'm always amazed!
What a wonderful act of kindness and generosity to thoughtfully prepare this little meal which unites us around the table in conversation and fellowship. It's a wonderful extension of the intimate communion we share in Christ.