Well, I feel a little silly writing this because I said last week's reflection would be my last. April Fools!! While I still thank each and every one of you for the amazing time we've spent together, I'll share something different for my last (for real this time) reflection. I want to share some words from Sarah Bessey's A Rhythm of Prayer today, specifically the contribution by Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort. In her section titled "This is How We'll Make It," Rev. Kim-Kort explores how we ask for God's mercy and says this:
"So, I keep going. I roll out of bed and land on my knees. Push myself up. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and do the sanctified work that is breathing. And I keep looking. Keep seeing. Keep feeling. Keep trying to love like there's no tomorrow. Love hard; love recklessly. Hug a little longer. Play those irrational and illogical games with the twins. Read that board book with Ozzie for the 917th time. Try to answer Andy's question about the schedule for the fifteenth time without exasperation. Let bath time be like a baptism each night, and let the sweat that rolls off my face after a long run be an anointing. Laugh, cook, drink, clean, make a huge mess, sit and stare out the window. Let all of it mean something--gratitude, earnestness, hope; let it mean that life is abundant."
My hope is that you all continue to find your lives to be abundant. Abundant with laughter, love, and overwhelming feelings of belonging. May God bless you and keep you, and may God's face continue to shine upon you.
Lots of love,