“If I were going to begin practicing the presence of God for the first time today, it would help to begin by admitting the three most terrible truths of our existence: that we are so ruined, and so loved, and in charge of so little.”
"Love falls to earth, rises from the ground, pools around the afflicted. Love pulls people back to their feet. Bodies and souls are fed. Bones and lives heal. New blades of grass grow from charred soil. The sun rises.”
“I pray not to be such a whiny, self-obsessed baby, and give thanks that I am not quite as bad as I used to be (talk about miracles). Then something comes up, and I overreact and blame and sulk, and it feels like I haven't made any progress at all. But it turns out I'm less of a brat than before, and I hit the reset button much sooner, shake it off, and get my sense if humor back.”
“And as it turns out, if one person is praying for you, buckle up. Things can happen.”
All quotes from Anne Lamott's book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
I just got home from my small faith group. That's what Sister Theresa likes to call it.
Many prayer requests were offered.
I send love and peace to those who are overwhelmed with heavy burdens.