‘Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids — all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through.’

UnknownGarrison Keillor, We are Still Married: Stories and Letters, Viking Books, 1989.



  1. Garrison Keilor’s lovely ode to gentleness in life, coupled with the graces you have shared recently, have reminded me of this grace I found when researching for an essay (on table spirituality!) recently:
    Be gentle
    When you touch bread.
    Let it not lie
    Uncared for, unwanted.
    So often bread
    Is taken for granted.
    There is much beauty
    In bread—
    Beauty of sun and soil,
    Beauty of patient toil.
    Wind and rain caressed it.
    Christ often blessed it.
    Be gentle
    When you touch bread.


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