We cannot prove our love of God except by loving our fellow humans. Jesus Christ loved God precisely by loving his fellow men and women.
– Anthony Wilhelm,
Christ Among Us (1967)
Here I stand on my loft deck looking over the river on the fading daylight. There are the inevitable background city sounds. Across the river there is traffic on the highway. But here, it is very still. I am listening to the gueese settling on the river for the night and to the songbirds that are still up.
This is a good place to be.
It is my hubby and best friend’s birthday today. He joins me now in my old age.
Sixty years suits him well I think. He gets to become a doting grandfather and having lost well over 100 lbs in the last year, he has more energy to invest in life. In fact, he was off to play golf at 6 am today to begin his birthday celebrations.
Looking forward to the next batch of years we have together.
I would post a picture but I have misplaced my point and shoot camera. And besides, it is too depressing. Everything is covered in snow and ice.
Poor budding branches. Poor frozen leaves.
Every day of your life joy is waiting for you, hidden at the heart of the significant things which happen to you or secretly around the corner of quieter things. If your heart loves delight, you will always be able to discover the quiet joy that awaits to shine forth in many situations. Prayer should help us develop the habit of delight. We weight the notion of prayer with burdens of duty, holiness and the struggle for perfection. Prayer should have the freedom of delight. It should arise from and bring us to humour, laughter, and joy. Religion often suffers from a great amnesia; it constantly insists on the seriousness of God and forgets the magic of the divine glory. Prayer should be the wild dance of the heart, too. In the silence of our prayer we should be able to sense the roguish smile of a joyful god who, despite all the chaos and imperfection, ultimately shelters everything.
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