It is still the Harvest Season round these parts.

When looking through some old stuff I found this. I like it: it reminds me to live a generous, almost profligate life that goes beyond just saying ‘Thank you’.


isn’t your creation wasteful?

Fruits never equal

the seedlings’ abundance.

Springs scatter water.

The sun gives out

enormous light.

May your bounty teach me

greatness of heart,

May your magnificence

stop me being mean.

Seeing you a prodigal

and open-handed giver

let me give unstintingly

like a king’s child

like God’s own.’

(Helder Camara (adapted) )

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