Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mercy & Light

Today I am mindful of undeserved mercies.

Large mercies, like safety, peace, and health. And sunshine, which we've had in abundance the last two mornings.

Small mercies, like fresh chives growing near my door.

(Not very many, nor very tall yet - just enough to sprinkle on my breakfast eggs and arouse the interest of passing turtles.)

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We go this afternoon to the funeral visitation of a dear elderly lady, whose days were long in the land, who died in quiet, peaceful surroundings.

We think of others whose lives were cut short by brutal and senseless violence.
God be merciful to those for whom sunshine is shadowed by grief or pain, and give light to the officers in Boston and elsewhere who are searching for the bomber(s).
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  1. Dear Sue,
    It is so easy to forget the small mercies of everyday. I really cannot summon up appropriate words for these senseless, cruel acts.
    May God and Peace and Light be with us all.

  2. A tearful Amen to your comment, Sue. Peace -- please!!

  3. Very well written and heartfelt, Sue.

  4. Yes, thinking of others who are less fortunate than us and for those who have suffered under needless violence and loved-ones who have been lost forever...
    There are reasons to offer thanks for each tiny thing each day of our lives.
    May your day be peaceful and beautiful.

  5. i am so happy for that elderly lady...........

  6. I pray in agreement with your prayer. Amen.

    I love your turtle. So adorable!

    Hugs for the loss of your friend. :)

    blessings always dear friend.

  7. This is a lovely, reflective post. God bless, Tammy

  8. Eloquent...as always. Hugs and peace, Annette

  9. IM going to plant my chives from seed soon...any tips?

  10. I don't want to say thanks, exactly - it seems inappropriate somehow - but it's comforting to know that so many of us are on the same page.

  11. I wonder ...if the choice is between turtles or chives on your eggs which one you will choose? I think that you need to be prepared because now that you have been found out he will probably bring his friends and relatives and, maybe, a few passersby!! Take care is all I can say!! Joan

  12. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Sue, but as you say, she was able to live a long life and go peacefully, something that so many have been denied.

    1. Thanks Ginnie - her end was very peaceful, thank God.


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