Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lent: Celebrate

Celebrate the routine wonders. They will dazzle your heart.

Hot fresh cowboy coffee in the morning.

Medicine that keeps me alive.

A choice of what to eat, all of food that is safe to eat.

A child with foster parents who want to adopt her.

A daughter who gets to play with one of her best friends after church. Another daughter who spends the afternoon visiting one of her friends.

Lunch with friends at the mosque. Making the effort to cross lines people don't cross, and finding things that transcend religions differences: a desire to push back against the darkness, a tendency to ask speakers to share a few words with no advance notice, and remarks that go on too long when there is food waiting.

Art class.

More food, and a family that eats, squabbles and loves together.

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

Copyright © 2017 by David Learn. Used with permission.

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