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Thorns and Brambles


Today was the end of an era – Mike closed up the hangar where he had kept his plane. Sad. Little by little we are navigating the road in front of us.  My prayers, spoken, silent, and walking, have been surrounding the issues of the fragile quality of our lives.  We are all terminal.  None of us is immortal.  But the knowledge – no matter how vague and inexact – that the end is coming does weird things to family life.

I found a prayer this week in Sojourners:

Good Shepherd, You have a wild and crazy sheep in love with thorns and brambles. But please don’t get tired of looking for me! I know You won’t. For You have found me. All I have to do is stay found.

–       A prayer by Thomas Merton from A Book of Hours

It was particularly applicable to Patrick, but to me and Anna as well. We all need to stay found!

My prayer for today:

Gracious God, walk with us as we wrap up chapters of our lives together, emptying the hangars and sorting the tools. Walk with us as doors close, and help us find the open windows. Amen.


2 comments on “Thorns and Brambles

  1. Karyn Kelley
    May 14, 2013

    All I have to do is stay found . . . Words to thnk about today. Allowing oneself to be open and vulnerable in order to be found is the first scary step. Perhaps a loving community is the key to staying found. Thank you for sharing.

  2. petervalle
    May 16, 2013

    Wow. Very powerful. Thank you,

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