A WISE HOUSEHOLDER

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The wise householder, the good Book says, pulls out treasures both old and new.  For this blessed Feast, here is an old treasure from the Anglican trove:

“O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son, Christ our Lord:   Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee: through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Modern spell check rejects “unfeignedly” – poor dear, well, it means in an “unfeigned” manner, no pretense, – just the real deal.  What a rich image, being “knit together” like  fractured bones!  There is hope in that one fellowship and one mysterious Body.  Love is the ticket.