Thursday, October 28, 2010
More than Sparrows
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows." Luke 12:4-7
It is good to be home tonight, after a long car ride home after a wonderful gathering with old friends and new at Shrine Mont. Many of those gathered we well into their eighties and yet so much spirit, love and enthusiasm for life. These elders have so much wisdom and patience and filled my days with laughter and tender support. These days there is so much to worry about, so many challenges face us all, and it is so important to gather with faithful friends who are able to impart their wisdom and love with such freedom and spirit. God is so alive in their midst and they reminded how faithful God is, in every moment and with every one of us.
This day is almost spent and I am glad to be home. God is caring for all of us, so much more than sparrows and despite the curves and hills in the road ahead, want to go forward trusting God all along the road. I want to live without fear, turning each moment over to God, each challenge to the tender hands of a loving creator.