Some of you will know this ancient refrain: “All things come of Thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given Thee.” That is a wonderful refrain to carry through life. To intentionally give all of life back to God, to give it up like we do the gifts here at the altar. Not to give it away, but to give it up, that it all be consecrated and that, in so doing, we be liberated.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE