Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday A.M.

I sure am glad I am in the icon class this week. I feel that I have been lovingly placed there by God as a gift. There is so much stuff going on with the people I care about, I would be worrying myself to distraction if not for this holy environment I have found myself in all week.

I have somehow found myself in the middle of the domestic situation of a sponsee. I guess that is what can happen when you have sponsored someone for years and have been to their home and met their family - and likewise they have been to my home and met my family. I won't go into details, but it is very ugly, and I wish my dear sponsee wasn't going through this. And I wish her partner wasn't trying to drag me into it.

I have a meeting for work this morning, and then I can spend the next couple of days finishing up my icon. In the still silence of a church basement in North Denver. Yesterday at 3 p.m., I heard chimes, it was an alarm on one of my classmate's phone. It was a call to prayer. A few of them got up and left the room - they asked me to join them. We went into another room and prayed together. It was really beautiful.

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us." ..."
Mother Teresa

7 comments:

AnyEdge said...

I'm so impressed with your work Mary. It's lovely and spiritual and obviously nourishing. I'm envious. Reminds me to get back to my meditation.

Roxie said...

Thank you for the quote today. It really spoke to me.

dAAve said...

It's really cool having you and Pam to read (again) every morning.

Steve E said...

This blog--especially today--seems like a Holy Place to be. Thank you.

Sean Marrin said...

Thanks for the daily wisdom. Yet again. As my sponsor says, "right where you're supposed to be."

Pammie said...

Oh what I would give to leave my desk at 3:00pm and have others to go with to pray. How awesome for you Mary!! I'm so glad you are getting to do this.

Syd said...

Lovely prayer by Mother Theresa. Glad that you are finding peace in that basement.