It is so easy to center our memories totally on the traumas of life, the storms. But Christ asks us to remember as well the blessings, none of which is more important than the miracle of mutual love, of the figurative breaking of bread and sharing it. If we can remember both, we will come to see that in life's challenges, the "last straw" and "the first spark" often occur hand-in-hand.
One friend's attempt to save another during the Korean War shows that memory of love in the midst of storm.
From the service originally presented on August 25th, 2013