Sunday, September 28, 2014
There is a Time for Every Season...
It was not my week to be lecture at daily Mass, but I was asked to stand in on Friday. The reading was from the Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-83. The song by Pete Seeger that was made popular by the Byrds was based on this passage and has always been one of my favorites. It was the reading that was read at Michael's Memorial Mass.
It reminded me that there is a Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven. A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to weep, and a time to laugh.
I was comforted as I read the words and reminded that I am in the right time for me.
I was comforted today as we sang that God knows when I sit and when I stand. He knew me before I saw the sunshine when I was in my mother's womb. And I was overwhelmed distributing the Body and Blood of Our Lord. I felt JOY! What an honor to be able to be His servant.
It is with total awe that I contemplate my unworthiness and the greatness of God that He would allow me these small drops of comfort to help me carry on.
I stand still moist from the drops of Grace You have bestowed on me.
Help me to be a comfort to others that are in greater need of comfort.
Let me the smile that brightens their day,
or the kind word amidst the harshness of unkind words.
Help me to know that You know-
all my needs before I do.