I made choices today. – how late I slept, what I ate, where I traveled. What tasks and chores I planned. (Or didn’t.)
I realized as I made my choices that most of them were selfish, if not self-serving. I took notice of my family’s needs, not the world’s aches and pains.
So I’ve tossed my “to-do list” in favor of listening and being present. I’ve put my expectations aside to pray, to meditate… and to hold our wise old man cat, Henry.
And somehow, I hear your heart of hearts more clearly now. (Funny how that happens…)
Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She lives with her family in Maryland and presently serves as a hospice chaplain and in pulpit supply. She is a herder of cats, and remains a die-hard Ohio State fan. You can find more of her writing at An Unfinished Symphony.
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