Week of May 28, 2017

Thank you for celebrating my 40th anniversary with me last weekend.  There was a request for a copy of the blessing that Rich did for me after communion.  I liked it very much, too.

Always for Others

By Easter Almuena

You are the image and likeness of God

But with you the morning awakens

With the call to rise

Not for you

But always for others.

God handpicked you from a myriad of souls

Molded you since you were a babe

To prepare you for a journey

Not for you

But always for others.

 

God blessed you with wisdom

To use to give form to his plans

And love to carry them out

Not for you

But always for others.

 

Mary walks with you

Guiding and loving you

For to her you are a Christ

 

Not for you

But always for others.

You hold the Body of Christ

Embrace his name and proclaim it

And a father and counselor you have become

Not for you

But always for others.

God forever bless you

Walk and carry you when your feet are weary

Bring peace and joy to your heart

For though your life is never for you

It is Christ’s and he delights in you.

November 19, 2007
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Reprinted with permission from the author.

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