All they require is someone to bend, reach, chop, stir.
Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is no need to complicate things by calling them holy. And yet these are the same activities that change lives, sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly, the way dripping water changes stone.
In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life.
From An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor