Dear readers, as you look at this photo of a sunny woodland path, I hope you feel cheerfulness of mind and peacefulness of heart…
In these uncertain times, some really potent writings are surfacing, such as the following prayer, written by an unknown author. I wonder why that person chose to remain anonymous?
PRAYER FOR A PANDEMIC
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
~ Author Unknown
(This prayer was posted on Facebook on March 12th by Grace United Church in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada… Thanks to my Aunt, Sister Jane, O.S.B., who sent it my way in an email!)
Amen! May we find ways to be the loving embrace of the Divine to each other!
With gratitude and lots of love,
Photo by MabelAmber on Pixabay.