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The Lord has done marvels for us. — Psalm 126:3
Mass readings: Ezra 1:1-6 / Luke 8:16-18
I love September — its golden leaves, brilliant flowers, harvest foods, cooler weather. It brings to mind a poem by my father’s cousin, Elizabeth Rooney. It’s called “Storing September.”
“You ask me what I did today. I could pretend and say, ‘I don’t remember.’ But no, I’ll tell you what I did today — I stored September. Sat in the sun and let the sun sink in, let all the warmth of it caress my skin. When winter comes, my skin will still remember the day I stored September.” The poem continues with the beauty that Elizabeth’s eyes will remember, and tastes too. It ends, “Just simply for the love of it, I stored September.”
How about you? If you could store memories of September beauty, what would you save? What do you love about this month?
Prayer: Creator God, thank You for September. Thank You for the work of Your hands.
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