This is a public thanksgiving prayer for Father Bill Kneemiller’s faithful works. Reading his postcard from Afghanistan, I am moved beyond words.
Thank you God for Fr. Kneemiller. Thank you for his flint-like face that shines your love and glory in the midst of extreme challenge. Thank you for his simplicity and artfulness as he spreads your love and joy in and out of a chaplain’s day.
Thank you for what he reminds us — of what is important. Thank you for what we have that Father and other thousands of human lives lay down for the sake of our own. Amen.
All of us would benefit to keep our prayers for soldiers on our daily front burners. Keeping a visual reminder in our kitchens would help serve that purpose.