Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bread For the Journey

Good morning, dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! More rain yesterday afternoon and more predicted today. Well, wasn't I complaining about the lack of rain a few months ago? Everything was wet as I stepped outside this morning, and I really did not expect to see any stars, but there was Venus brightly shining in the east, along with some others dimly glimmering.

As we finished errands yesterday, I noticed in the Park lots and lots of toadstools. They seem to grow in clumps and sections here and there...very large and white. So, the ground there is saturated, too. But God is good!

We saw an immature peacock along the way. I had never seen one before without any colors except brown. Very unusual for a glorious peacock! And we also saw a beautiful, majestic great white heron. Lots of beauty if we only look around.

From the book Bread For the Journey by Henri Nouwen:

We become neighbors when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is so much separation and segregation between black people and white people, between gay people and straight people, between young people and old people, between sick people and healthy people, between Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, Protestants and Catholics,, Greek Catholics and Latin Catholics.

There is a lot of road crossing to do. We are all very busy in our own circles. We have our own people to go to and our own affairs to take care of. But if we could cross the road once in a while and pay attention to what is happening on the other side, we might indeed become neighbors.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,