Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Payer for the bereaved.

Lord, the trouble about life just now is that I seem to ahve all the things which don't matter and to have lost all of the things which do matter. I have life; I have money to live on; I have plenty to occupy me; but I am alone, and sometimes I feel that nothing can make up for that.

Loed, compel me to see the meaning of my faith. Make me believe that I have a hope as well as a memory, that the unseen cloud of witness is around me and and that you meant it when you said you would always be with me.

Make me realise that as long as you leave me here, there is something I am meant to do, and, in doing it, help me to find the comfort and courage I need to go on.

Through Jesus my Lord and Master, Amen

Direct hit from WordLive!

So I got up to the WordLive text today which was this. (Peter 3 v 8-9)

‘Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.’

That's going to be tricky in places, and not so tricky in others. There is a lot of evil in my world and a lot to come I think as the vultures circle. And I have to find a way to deal with them.

It'll all be fine. Because I can do this.

After all, I'm not a Beslan mother - that's 5 years today. Millions of women lost their men, children lost their fathers, in World War 2. Today is 70 years since Germany invaded Poland. Today in 1997, William and Harry woke up motherless.

We all have memories, and anniversaries, and looking back, so often they have been used in my past to have a go at me, particularly by the She-Ex. I have to face that evil and carry on trying to repay it with blessing. I've managed it in the past, I can manage it again now.

*deep breath*

Game on people. 2 days til school.