Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Weak + Foolish = Amazing

I was thinking today about the miracle that is my life.

"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong" --that's 1 Corinthians 1:27, NASB.

When I look at where I've come from, and all my flaws, I just know the angels must be watching and shaking their heads. "How did such a weak and foolish one ever find such joy and peace?" It's not my background, credentials or achievements that fill me with this deep sense of rightness and acceptance for my life. It is the unconditional love of the Eternal One. I accept that love and let it move beyond me, to all my fellow weak and foolish ones.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Daily Bread

...is so much more wonderful when we accept that yesterday's bread is gone, tomorrow's will never get here, and this rich, dense, crackly loaf set before us is all that we need.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ordinary People Who Know Things

Clemie and I were sitting together in our prayer group, and I was complaining that I didn't understand why more people don't pray. I guess I was a bit frustrated. Clemie paused, looked off in that casual blue-eyed way she has, and said in a soft voice, "You know, God's had some experience with this..."

Which reminded me that if I'm going to take on all the failings of humankind, I should at least consider God's approach. Infinite patience, everlasting love, and certainty that ultimately, regarding the pray-ers and the doubters and everyone in between, all will be well.