Entering Slowly into a New Week

leaving church at Central Union

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday was a lovely Sabbath. I slept in, went to church, had a bite to eat and napped.  Ahaaa, wonderful.

Then, a little grocery shopping, a walk and games with my mom, and dinner at home with guests. All without rushing. All at a slow pace. In fact, even our “crockpot” dinner was going slow.

I prayed too, God — lifting up friends — and people I know. Hmm. I don’t think I prayed for world leaders and corporate heads. I should have. Can we make that retroactive, God?

We all need help, but people in positions of power need MORE help. It is just so easy for people in power “not to know”. It doesn’t even require “Willful Blindness!” Although, I dare say there is a bit of that, too!

Speaking of that book, I’m almost done.  It has been hard, God, learning how easy we all find it to fit in and to conform. How easy it is to let money influence us. How easy it is to tell ourselves that if we don’t do it someone else will.

In short, God, we really want to explain away the Sermon on the Mount. But, Jesus wasn’t kidding. He meant it. And if I think keeping the Sabbath is hard what about selling all I have and giving it to the poor? Yikes!

Ah, but being rested gives me a much better shot at hearing You, God, and sometimes even responding.  That’s an encouraging thought. But, O God. I’m afraid I am going Very Slowly.

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