When all is said and done, what will you say about me, O God?

That I spent my sabbath binging television series? That I snuggled with my children and beloved on the couch, or that I closed myself indoors escaping to other worlds all while your sun shone on our creation outside?

Its all a matter of degrees isn’t it?

Will you be compassionate and gracious? Will you understand my need to escape? Or will you see it as a waste of the gifts you gave me?

I believe you will be kind. Perhaps you are more upset that I lock myself away in an office all week to do “your work” rather than in the world.

So I choose that you are enjoying Game of Thrones, or House of Cards, or Kimmie Schmidt as much as I am.

I’m going to choose that you understand and love me anyway. May t be so for us all. Amen.

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The Reverend Shannon Meacham currently serves Ashland Presbyterian Church in the safest part of Baltimore, the suburbs. You can find her musings about any and all subjects on her personal blog pulpitshenanigans.com.


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One thought on “Saturday Prayer

  1. a bit of everything today for me … some yard work, some sermon writing, some catching up around the house, some eating outdoors on the back deck and all things in between. I certainly hope God understands and is kind to me too!!!

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