“If we truly believe that God surrounds us, we believe that prayer is an everyday experience of being alive. It may not look the same for me as it does for you. You won’t practice the way I practice as a Potawatomi woman, but when you step outside and engage with the world in quiet listening, prayer will happen, and it will take on its own way of being for you.” -Kaitlin Curtice, Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
This feather connects me to a deep, emotional memory of my small children coming in for sweaty hugs after fully embodied play. I have a hunch that similar feelings are stirred when remembering the returns of other beloveds, like beagles named Bella and labs named Daisy, after their bouts of wild romping.
May we trust that our everyday prayers echo the love of homecomings just as sweet, just as prodigal.