“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
~ Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
After church we will travel a short way to spend more time with Gerry’s parents. His dad, the most diplomatic and respectful gentleman I have ever had the honour of knowing, is failing. His mom, at 96, is already feeling the loss of the man whose side she has been at for over three-quarters of a century.
With all the noise going on in the world, it is a stark contrast to spend time in the long-term care home where they live. All of the residents are closer to the end of lives than the beginning. Being with them helps sort through the chaff to what matters.
We sit. We pray. We help where we can, which isn’t all that much.
It’s hard. It’s draining. It’s a privilege to be there.
We love. And we pray.