Grace and peace to you.
At a niece’s wedding,
surrounded by extended family,
I marvel at this great web of love.
I talked with a total stranger;
his brother in law is married to my niece,
and now we’re suddenly related.
This is not by our own doing;
Siri and Steve have done this.
The next day, out at the farm,
I watch fields and hills of living things
God’s loving faithfulness
connects us all,
makes us all one family.
To everyone you meet you are related
All of life is a work of faithfulness.
Every moment is a feast of joy.
However alone you may feel,
however responsible only for yourself,
you are part of a great faithfulness
and a beautiful celebration.
Vows have been made.