4 December 2009

abundance [a tropical thanksgiving]

But the good news of God’s creation is that the fundamental reality, the deepest truth, is not scarcity, but abundance. There is enough, and overflowing – until we, in our scarcity-mindset, decide that there’s not enough, and start grasping. That grasping cuts us off and, as much as it’s up to us, breaks the flow of abundance. We find ourselves dried up, burned out, prunishly wondering why we feel so lousy and “don’t have anything to offer” (you should hear the words between the quotation marks as spoken awkwardly through an overly stuffed mouth)

-Aron Reppman, "An overflowing theme" in catapult magazine

This year we had the great fortune to celebrate Thanksgiving three times! We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in October & last week we hosted a Thanksgiving feast for our MCC colleagues & also attending another feast mostly full of Australians celebrating their first Thanksgiving.

[tropical feast!]

[apple cider (thanks christina!) & peach crisp]

[eating on our porch]

& amidst the busyness of it all, when I really allow myself to contemplate the abundance that surrounds me, especially in this place where scarcity has been the norm, I am stunned.
& thankful.
very thankful.


Veronica . . . said...

I loved these photos. So great to be able to see glimpses of your life over there.