All the things which you could call your “possessions” – both the tangible and intangible – give them up. I’m not saying to disregard them or devalue them; quite to the contrary, I’m speaking of “giving them up” like an offering, acknowledging to God how God has acknowledged you in them. In the ancient vocabulary of the church, this is called “an oblation,” living your life as an offering of thanksgiving.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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