A Passover Communion Benediction
March 28, 2020
On Friday night, my son at a Passover meal.
His roommate's parents --in San Francisco
ordered the meal from Katz Deli
on the opposite coast
in New York City.
I like thinking about these hungry boys
So young and full of life
Just a month ago,
in separate rooms
lonely and scared
wondering what testing positive for this horrible virus would do to them.
From take out boxes, with plastic forks
a pastor's kid and a Jewish kid
shared life together
in what our tradition calls communion.
Something about the generosity of this meal in a dorm room
gives me so much hope
that we can be together in this life
no matter how much gets spilled or sloshed
or triggered and misunderstood
Because of a meal,
We can stay alive,