Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hands Sitting

BCP 815 and weirdness 
long hours before dawn
Sunday morning

This low, wide Cafe’ Godiva cup with its saucer is best for this sitting spot. Stable, it won’t turn over here on the sofa next to me. If it does anyway, I'll turn the cushion over before Linda comes downstairs.

Life Is Good, too good to miss, even downstairs alone in the wee hours.

CFB is Better. even when your teams lose, tho all mine didn’t - MGoBlue. Christmas Season is December. College Football Season is Labor Day through November, then when you mope that it’s all over, bowl games start. Let’s see you beat that with your bag of toys and one night stand, Santa Claus. 

Church is Best when there’s a baptism, as this morning. Moses & the Burning Bush, water from the River Jordan, Mary Ellen & Stacey at bat, and the mice at play.

This is a democracy: folks in Ferguson can change everything if they vote. Everything but human hearts. Even hearts in Time.

Alas, the ISIS news looks unthinkably like we need to open the gun cabinet we locked 69 years ago, Babylon. Let the bashful lead, follow, or get out of the way. 

In 2514, when Diana Gabaldonsdottr writes Son of Outlander, will those who travel back to 2114 find Alan benWeisman collecting plastic Coke bottles.

Prayer isn’t answered by saying O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen but by those who get off their hands. 

God has no hands but our hands to do his work today; God has no feet but our feet to lead others in his way; God has no voice but our voice to tell others how he died; And, God has no help but our help to lead them to his side. Annie Johnson Flint adapted from Teresa of Avila. 

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