The congregants at Grace Episcopal Church on the Capitol Square work tirelessly in service to the homeless. And Sunday, in a first-time event, parishioners made a practical as well as symbolic gesture by tying scarves to nearby trees offering additional warmth to anyone who might need it.
Each winter scarf had a tag attached that read, “I’m not lost. Please feel free to take me with you if you are cold.”
The tags had wishes for a Happy New Year and included one of organizer Pat Werk’s favorite blessings:
Life is short and precious and we do not have too much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us; so be swift to love, and make haste to forgive and be kind; and may the blessing of the One who made us, who loves us, and who travels with us, be upon you, and those you love dearly, this day and always.
Speaking to the Soul: Alleluia! Alleluia!
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