Daughters and Dahlias and Days in LA

Dahlias outside our lunch restaurant

Good Day, God!

I noticed that in this photo the flowers are out of focus but the leaf in the lower right with the hole in it is sharp.

How like our Human Focus, that is, God! It is all too easy to focus on small imperfections and not on the glorious and delightful “flowers” in our lives.

I am here with daughter Suzanne. I think Suzanne is derived from the word for Lily in Hebrew. In any case, God, Suzanne is a Delightful Flower — not just loved but also admired and enjoyed by me.

So, I here I am, On The Road Again! After Eleven days at home to “recover” from London’s 11 Time Zones I am traveling toward Grandson Ian’s high school graduation. First a stop with daughter Suzanne in LA and then on to Tucson and Sandy and family. How VERY fortunate I am to be doing this, God! I even got upgraded to first class on the way over. I really enjoyed First Class.

And, although I bemoan the One Percents incredible gains in wealth over the last few decades — I have to face the fact that I (and a large percentage of Americans) are in the World’s Top One Percent.

This is a sobering thought, God. From out of my Childhood as an Episcopalian comes the verse “Those to whom much is given, from them much is required.” Hmm. The verse goes on to say basically that those given even more — will have even more required of them.

Yikes! I feel “nudged” by You, God. But I feel so overwhelmed. Well, yes, of course I do. Feeling overwhelmed is a lot better than grabbing a simple answer. I suspect it might involve combining at least ten different responses. Ah, but now, God, I am going to go on a short jog. I shall do what I CAN!

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