Holy Basil!

This morning I ran out of a special tea that I make. Bringing together the ingredients, they looked so beautiful; like art. Tulsi (holy basil), turmeric, ginger root, cinnamon chunks, and freshly ground pepper, steeped along with some honey and milk, creates a healthy, tasty combination. “One and the same Spirit was given to us all to drink!” -1 Corinthians 12:13

Each ingredient is a “stand alone” in its own distinctive way. But, rather than overwhelming each other, they work together in harmony. It reminds me of a verse I prayed with yesterday during lectio divina (divine reading), which I invite you to read below. Be aware of a word or phrase that speaks to you, and keep that close to your heart.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity! It is like vistas seen from atop a mountain one has climbed…or like the stillness of a sunset after a long day’s work. It is like a shimmering rainbow, breaking through a summer rain. When men and women dwell in harmony, the star of Truth appears! –Psalm 133 from Psalms for Praying, Nan C. Merrill

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