Thank You

7 Feb

Thank you to so many people who have sent cards and notes of sympathy since my Dad’s death.  In his last days is was very ill and it was difficult to see how much of life he could no longer command.  88 years is a good run, and he did much in his life that was worthy of the phrase, “Well, done good and faithful servant.”  In his last week of life, their friend and housekeeper asked him, “What are you most thankful for in your life.”  His response was that he had a wonderful wife and four beautiful children.    Well done good and faithful servant.

Our lives are lived day by day. But, I think we should keep the big picture in mind.  What are the things and people we are truly thankful for; how can our lives speak of God’s love and justice; where can we share mercy and forgiveness and healing in this hurting world???

Here is Psalm 100 in the paraphrased version, The Message

100 1-2 On your feet now—applaud God!
    Bring a gift of laughter,
    sing yourselves into his presence.

Know this: God is God, and God, God.
    He made us; we didn’t make him.
    We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.

Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
    Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
    Thank him. Worship him.

For God is sheer beauty,
    all-generous in love,
    loyal always and ever.

I pray you can let this psalm seep into your soul and direct your day.  Peace, Mary

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