Good morning, Friend!
I had a glimmer today
that the upended way this world feels,
the funhouse aspect of it all
is really a gift
I’ve heard of “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”
and here we have it. Famine, massacre, -isms galore, church ugliness, world ugliness
and in the meantime, we move ahead with our small attempts to be better,
We haven’t just all gone to bed!
You give us courage and coffee and intestinal fortitude each day
Thank you for the mess
that keeps us paying attention
May we always be alert and alive.
Mary Beth Butler is an Episcopal layperson in North Texas. She is a retired university administrator, paving contractor, and occasional blogger.
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