Stones of remembrance

Some of you have been gathering fist-sized stones for a couple weeks. Some of you haven’t. But you can start now.

rockpile3Pile the stones you have in a little pile. In the old days, this happened often. It was a way to remember something amazing that happened. People would make a pile of stones, or set a stone on end. And whenever you passed the pile, you would remember what what happened.

So take a few of your rocks and make a little pile next to the driveway or under your window at work. In a corner of the garden or on your window sill. The stones that you picked up, remembering to forgive. The stones that you picked up, learning to trust.

Let them be reminders to you. Of conversations with God. Of commitment to pick up rocks. Of accumulated forgivenesses.

+++

Past posts for Memorial Day.

Remember

An Armistice is not peace

Memorial day at the airport

A thousand years of prayer

Advertisements

About Jon Swanson

Social media chaplain. Author of "Lent For Non-Lent People" and "A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Works." Writer of 300wordsaday.com. I help people understand. Understand some of the Bible. Understand what Lent can be about. Understand what it means to follow.