The Sea Around Us

I cannot quite pinpoint what is happening. Having been one of the first to receive Eucharist this morning, I move to the back of the gathering near the ambo.  While singing the communion responses, I watch others walking east toward the sanctuary steps to partake. And from behind the altar, there are people processing west toward the altar to receive the bread of life and the cup of salvation.  What strikes me is the simplicity of this Eucharistic ‘journey’. It is beautiful.  I am mesmerized.  What I see calms me. There is give and take; there is back and forth; there is bowed head and lifted hands. The sight reminds me of something. What, what, what?  The ocean………