Monday, June 2, 2014
INTERRUPTED BY GOD
Is that what you call it?
That moment when you are having a
not so great day and you pick up
something to read and it seems as though it is
written just for you, like it could say
Such is the case today and in my book from
Father Greg I read:
WHO IS READY? WE HAVE OUR PLANS,
THINGS WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO,
LIFE GOING ON AT ITS SOMETIMES UNPLEASANT
BUT NONETHELESS PREDICTABLE PACE.
THEN SOMETHING HAPPENS- LIKE AN ACCIDENT,
OR A DEATH, OR AN ILLNESS AND IT CHANGES
EVERYTHING, FORCES US TO REAPPRAISE
OUR PRIORITIES AND, OFTEN RESET OUR LIVES.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME CLOSE TO DISASTER
AND BEEN ABLE TO WHEEL FREE HAVE SHOWN
A RENEWED APPRECIATION FOR THE SIMPLE
PLEASURES OF LIFE, FOR THE GIFT
OF EACH DAY, AND A RESOLVE NOT TO
PUT OFF PLEASURES OR ACTS OF KINDNESS
UNTIL "ANOTHER DAY" BECAUSE
"ANOTHER DAY" MAY NOT COME.
WE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES HAVE
ALSO LEARNED THE VALUE OF SIMPLE GIFTS,
OF NOT PUTTING OFF KIND WORDS OR
ACTIONS, BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHEN
EVENTS WILL CHANGE OUR WORLD,
THE EXPECTED DEVELOPMENTS OF OUR LIVES,
AND THE INTENDED RECIPIENTS OF
OUR KIND WORDS AND ACTIONS
MAY BE GONE.
the preciousness of this day is its own gift.
Today had the makings of being one that had me down.
Worries of things I never had to worry about before,
and yet, this reading interrupted my "stinking thinking"
No use of worrying of things that have not yet happened.
It has turned out being a good one.
If God is the reason, then I am glad he