The only sin which we never forgive in each other is a difference of opinion—————–Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are so good at sticking to our own opinion and rejecting the opinions of others. Each of us is on a journey toward God and each of us is at a different place in that journey. Be mindful of the thoughts of others and be careful not to put rocks in their path. Your thoughts may be good ones but they may not be ready to hear them.
Amazing God, help each of us on our journey toward you and remind us not to hinder others. AMEN
Today has not been a good day. I have lost an important keepsake. These things happen to us. Not everything is good. The thing is when we have these days God is there to hold us and cry with us. He will join us in our sorrow and bring us peace.
Caring God, you will be with us when we have bad days. You will wipe away our tears. We thank you. AMEN
Our feelings and moods change from day to day. Today we may feel that God is close and our faith is strong. Tomorrow God may feel distant and we question. Sometimes our faith is challenged by something painful and we may back away from God. But God never changes and is always there waiting.
Present God, thank you for putting up with our moods and feelings. Thank you for always being present no matter what we feel. Help us to see your presence. AMEN
You give but little when you give your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.-——–Kahil Gibran in “The Prophet.”
I have noticed over the years that there are times when something needs to be done and people do what I can”throwing money at it.” They have no desire to get involved or take on work but they are willing to pay for it. That is so much easier. You are really only connected and engaged with a need when you are willing to take it on yourself.
Forgiving God, help us to dive in and truly help. AMEN
The soul hardly ever realizes it , bu whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God. ——–Hubert ban Zeller
We each have a God shaped hole inside of us just waiting to be filled. When we don’t reach for God we try to find other things to fill it: money, power, things, sex, drugs. We think that these things will help but they never do. Look carefully at the number of well known figures who are unhappy. Reach for God. That is the only thing to fill the hole.
Loving God, you know that we are empty without you. Help us to seek you instead of the things that will never help. AMEN
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.————–Heinrich Heine
I have often wondered what people do who have no faith to support them. What do they turn to for help with terrible things happen? I cannot imagine life without God as my support..can you?
Gracious God, thank you for all the love and care you have given us. Let us remember each day to thank you. AMEN
If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one in pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again,
I shall not live in Vain.
We often wonder “why are we here?” What is the point of this life? I think that this poem tells us why. We are here to love God’s world and everything in it.
Miraculous God, help us to cherish everything in this world. AMEN