Begin with the entrance of your family story or, perhaps, with the origin of giving thanks. Has the world changed that much? Can all be included in circles of trust covenanting to agree on the use of the public? What does it mean to place your personal history into a larger narrative that includes the Pequot Massacre of 1637? Or any other massacre or mauling, decreed or undecreed. Ask, Who's hand holds the other's hand, today?
Recollector, who promised Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars and the sand, stuck in the middle of posterity, descendants become ancestors, numerous become nameless, today becomes yesterday; as we tread the next step send the named ones to surround us. Amen.