Use Me

(Based on the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi) O God, Make me an instrument of the Spirit; where there is bias, openness; where there is intransigence, reconciliation; where there is hesitancy, zeal; where there is judgment, compassion; where there is fear, peace; where there is selfishness, love. O God, Help me to confront prejudiceContinue reading “Use Me”

Hands

Hands touch and feel, listen and speak. Hands of an athlete… quick and sure compliments supple and strong – poetry in motion. Hands of a technician… precise and careful compliments intuitive and diligent – embodied instructions. Hands of an educator… open and directive compliments assertive and self-disciplined – lifelong mentor. Hands of a mother… softContinue reading “Hands”

Greater Good

Disciplined imagination reflects God’s reflection. When I was a child, reward and punishment was activity’s pivot. When caught breaking the rules, absolution was sought through atonement and reparation. As a reflecting adult, compassion and sacrifice mirrors Divine mercy. The Beatitudes rule, communion is achieved through submission and grace. Common good relies on justice and seeksContinue reading “Greater Good”

Signature Move

A signature move is an essential act that awaits accompaniment. Jackson’s Moon Walk, a handshake, Churchill’s “V” sign, a high five, Fosbury’s Flop, a raised glass, Cesar’s thumb down, a standing ovation, Bernstein’s entreating wave, crossed fingers. Sometimes someone goes unrecognized despite wondrous works. Concealed by who people want to see, disguised by who theyContinue reading “Signature Move”

The Lottery

There are always possibilities on my life’s way Gambling wagers gambol with a heartless devil, it’s dicey and can lead to ruin, even becoming addictive. Lottery odds for example, favor the house, the chances of winning… doubtful – and rarely brings true good fortune. Winning tickets are indeed one in a million – countless ticketsContinue reading “The Lottery”

Forced Choice

Timing is everything – There are no absolutes… There are always possibilities… Choices must be made, though and our commitment complete. yes means “Yes” and no means “No”. Even so, discernment is not one-and-done. The Tempter appeals “I give you what you want, everything you have-to-have, holding nothing back.” Despite the benefit, regardless of intention,Continue reading “Forced Choice”

You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know

There are always possibilities on my life’s way. What you don’t know suggests honesty is needed and humility is wanted, in order to enjoy here-now. The future waits – how it turns out is up to you… thanks to knowing there is unknown it waits for you to create it. No one knows all itContinue reading “You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know”

Ask

Intervention much like submission is misunderstood and misrepresented. Submission does not subvert; and, intervention does not interfere. Submission presents for approval. Intervention promotes for harmony. Having said that, I abide by prepared but unplanned Yielding is part of submission Involvement is part of intervention Indeed there are two standards intervention accesses both good through expectationContinue reading “Ask”