To Make Bread or Love . . .

“To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal
or cook for a stranger—these activities require
no extensive commentary, no lucid theology.

All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir.
Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is
no need to complicate things by calling them holy.

And yet these are the same activities that change lives,
sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly,
the way dripping water changes stone.

In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking,
bodily practices remind the willing that
faith is a way of life.”

Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World