Monday, September 20, 2010

Multitude Monday

How does it save the world to reject unabashed joy when it is Joy Who saves us? Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn’t rescue the suffering. The converse does.

holy experience 

Thank you, Lord, for... 

21. my son now "has Jesus inside" (Maggie's explanation of yesterday)

22. 5 baptisms and 3 chrismations yesterday—truly, glory to God

23. my mother's hard work on "John's beautiful dress" (Susannah's explanation of his baptismal garment—pictures soon)

24. the presence of mind (once in awhile) to cook ahead

25. lively children who remind me that they need me

26. new friends and old

This is hard to do.  How do I give thanks when my first inclination is to complain?

27. reorganization, with lots of baskets and books

28. beautiful dishes I use every day making preparing for special meals easy if I let it be

29. my husband's nearly untiring help with house and kids

30. recovery from a cold

1 comment:

  1. You have much to be thankful for. :)

    I stopped writing my lists a while ago, and I need to get back in the habit. I having a hard time being thankful right now. Mostly I just feel sick, tired, frustrated and lonely- not a good combination. But I know I am blessed with wonderful family and friends, so that helps in those down moments.

    Can't wait to see the photos! Many Years to your little man :)


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