O God, you call us together
That we might find strength and hope and direction with and from one another.
Then You throw open the doors
And send us out to be Your people and Your presence
In the world You continue to love so much.
Light in the midst of darkness.
Hope in the face of despair.
Compassion where the harshness of life overwhelms.
May we continue to strive to do just that
As we do our best to follow in the way and the spirit of Jesus.
I am a list maker.
Today’s To Do list.
A long term To Remember list.
A list of people I need to be in touch with.
But I realized today as I worked my way down my list that something was missing. Something I remind others of nearly every Sunday, but which was getting lost as I went from one task to the next. One person to the next. I was forgetting that in the midst of everything else I have the responsibility of doing, I am also to be Light and Hope and Grace and Presence to others. Each day I am to do what I can to both recognize and to bring God’s Kingdom close. At least that is what I believe. And, so I am adding something to my list for today. And, for tomorrow.
- Make a difference
- Touch another’s life
- Recognize God’s presence
Maybe if those things are on my list each day, I will do a better job of paying attention to not just what needs done, but who I am called to be.