whack a mole

I’ll be honest, God.
Today doesn’t feel like a praying kind of day,
it feels like a “whack-a-mole” kind of day.
I know you know what I mean, Lord.
It seems that everyone around is imploding for the small stuff, forgetting the Big Stuff, not listening deeply, but impatiently waiting their turn to rant.
Sometimes, I just want to slap some fingers.
Just being honest, here.

I need your loving and truthful patience, Lord,
to infuse my heart and brain.
I need your expansive love that understands and accepts, without condition.
I need your humor, to give me delight.
I need your strength and insight, to know when to draw a caring line.

I need You, oh! how I need You.


The Rev. Karla Miller is the Minister for Community Life at Old North Church in Marblehead, MA, one of the quaintest New England seaside villages you will find.  She and her wife happily reside near Boston with their three dogs and four cats, which make for never a dull moment.  Karla hasn’t convinced her spouse of the holy nature of goats, yet…
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