Thrust Out

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          I go to begin another tough day and I begin with a grumble – too much work, too little time, no quiet space, I mutter to myself. It’s been raining ever so often, the capricious skies wet~greening trees with pretty rainpearls. How I love driving past sodden trees, freshened and nourished from rain baths, beautiful beyond compare.

          But I am too much in a rush to prolong Nature’s embrace. Too much work, too little time. I begin the day with a grumble.

          It comes to me that I should take my discontent to the Lord. To ask that my hours  be painted another colour. For a soft moss~bed among flowers for my weary head and heart. After all, I deserve a break as much as anyone else.

          And so I do.

          But this was God’s reply:

May we love our neighbours as ourselves,
and encourage them all to love You,
by bearing our share
in the joys and sorrows of others,
while giving offence to no one.  

~   Paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi

 

          No ear for my whine. No pillow for rest. But a firm thrust to go back out unto the highways and byways.

          To gather the poor and the broken for the wedding feast, by loving them as Christ wills me to.

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Hello Caitlynne,

    I hope you find time for some quite rest.

    We have been getting some lovely rain here. I love the cooler days of autumn. My husband and I walk each morning at 5:00. I like being out in the dark, quiet morning hours. He likes daylight better but is willing to walk early just to make me happy.

    Thinking of you,
    ♥Hope

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    1. Hope, something came in with your words and settled in my heart this morning. I had been working with my back to the window, leaving the morning to grow. But now, I’ve drawn aside curtains and slid open doors. I’ve let in the morning. May it bring me the quiet you have wished for me 🙂

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