The Day Before the Marathon

The Blessing of Kit and the Marathoners at Trinity Church

Good Day, God!

It’s The Evening before the Boston Marathon, God! Yikes! I’m still a little anxious, but the Blessing of Kit and the other marathoners this morning at Trinity Episcopal Church has helped.

It was really hard for me to wake up and go off to church this morning. My whole body was kicking its heels and yelling that it wanted to stay home and sleep. Actually, my body didn’t have that much energy. It was more of a snivel and whine. It was only knowing that Kit would not go without me — and the dim sense that it would prove a blessing — that got me going.

I am so thankful I gave Kit that “Love Gift,” God. Because it was a lovely service. Beautiful music!  How marvelously rousing was the organ booming out Chariots of Fire at the end.

And the sermon by William Rich, hit the mark, too. He talked about how the celebration of Easter continues for a full 7 weeks. He explained that it takes TIME to absorb the reality of a man being raised from the dead — a long time for many of us.

Aah, God, do we ever truly absorb What That Means? As for me, God, it feels as if I catch glimpses. But, we have been Set Free and we are called to Stand as Free People. Hmm. Please help me to Stand Up, God — and Stand Free of the Invisible Fears that quietly entangle me.

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