Whatever this day finds you facing, remember to weave a little love through it all.
Today began with strong coffee, a reminder of unity and variety in the spiritual gifts we’re all given (1 Corinthians 12, look it up, it’s good stuff) and an ancient prayer:
“Oh God, who art the Author of love and the Lover of pure peace and affection, let all who are terrified by fears, afflicted by poverty, harassed by tribulation, worn down by illness, be set free by Thine indulgent tenderness raised up by amendment of life, and cherished by Thy daily compassion, through Jesus Christ our Lord – Amen”.
Gallican Sacramentary, A.D. 800. Tileston, Mary Wilder. “September the Nineteenth.” Prayers Ancient and Modern. Grosset & Dunlap. New York. 1928. p.
The reality is, the day may be completely chaotic, and there may be times we all feel helpless or out of control. That’s ok. All of us have moments like that. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t be so hard on each other. Today will pass, and in the twilight hours my wish for us all is that we’ve taken time to recognize and accept the love within and around us.