Each broken in some way;
but when joined in prayer,
a mosaic of strength.
I prayed you rose in the arms of a dream,
so vivid –
you can fly beyond imagination.
The best way to find your self worth is to do something that makes other people happy.
We all need feedback. That’s how we get better.
– Bill Gates
It’s the middle of the night in New England but I am at the Daytona 500. My menopausal self awakens and discovers my body in our overheated bed. It’s no longer warm from our laps around the track. Instead I am flush red, and there’s a pit crew in my head, taking the blankets on and off as fast as they can. The flurry of activity finally helps me cool down and get back on track to sleep.
I am dreaming of the finish line although there are hundreds of laps ahead. I want this race to end, so I can earn the trophy back.
Holy Family and Spirit that guides us:
Bring us together and help us do God’s will.
Provide us with your graces, so that we may love and support every fellow man.
Help us to build up one another and our communities.
Provide us the wisdom to accept our differences and make them our strength.
Grant us this peace, so that we may all live in His joy.
Together as believers, we can do wondrous things.
Everyone has a burden.
It’s how you carry the load.
Pinned down at her seams;
Awaiting the hot needle.
She must be released.
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
The term is ‘needy’ because we ‘need’ to care for one another.