The upturned shell held foam bubbles that glistened in the sun with every color imaginable, iridescent and shimmering. Each bubble was separated and yet connected, sharing an inner membrane, as if part of a whole and still independent. I stood above the shell, watching the colors move across the spectrum as the light played over its surface. The bubbles reminded me of an ideal congregation of believers, each one separate in faith, and yet each sharing the same inner membrane—the certain conviction of Christ’s resurrection. It didn’t matter that the bubbles were short-lived, for they glowed with intensity I could only envy. How beautiful to see such an example of love and unity! I thank you, Lord, that you have given us examples of existence that demonstrate what the communion of believers ought to resemble. Forgive me when I fail to follow that example, and help me, please, to bring joy and support to all those whose lives I touch. Amen.