Wednesday, February 27, 2008
It takes courage to face set backs and forge ahead. It takes faith to get up again when you've been pushed back. It's hard when friends have been lost before their dreams came true. And yet, it is also possible to build even after a storm. It is possible to continue even when the map has been blown out to sea. These are a few of the people that taught me that lesson. They all work for their people. They all have had set backs and challenges, but they keep on forging ahead because They know that God is in their midst. I want to give thanks today for these friends, and for all the faithful friends, present in this world and those who have passed on. They taught me how to laugh even when things seem bleak and ridiculous. May we have the grace today to pass on that gift, real courage in the face of dark challenges.