Have you ever prayed while looking at a spider web? Try this. Imagine yourself at one of the points on the perimeter of the web. Move yourself towards the center point (can you see the tiny cross at the center?) Notice how narrow the space is between the threads in the center, compared to the spaces at the perimeter.
The closer you are to the center the closer you are to the "others" in the web.
Yesterday (and every time we gather for worship) we returned to the center, the core of our spiritual life. Beginning with greeting the hour ("We gather in the name of Christ") we then confessed our shortcomings and received forgiveness. We heard the living Word in Scripture, pondered the proclamation, prayed together, celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism, and then gathered at table and cross to receive Christ in the Bread and the Wine. The Cross and the Meal are the center of the faith.
Remember the words: Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches.
So, today is Monday. You have already begun your walk from worship into the world. As your steps are taking you into these days between Sunday, what people and situations are you facing? How is your tie to Christ affecting your connections with others?