Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This town.

I run into a sweet lady from church,
the daughter of one of my "adopted grandmothers",
the mother of the boyfriend of a friend I interpret with.
(Side note, I love multiple relationships!!!)

We grasp each other's hands and laugh and catch up and are happy about the sunshine this weekend has held,
as she waits in line for her drink.
She goes to order and I go to the bathroom.
When I get back to my table she's left,
but there's a $5 gift card folded into the front cover of my journal,
and no one will tell me where it came from.

1 comment:

Rewolucja said...

Little surprise. May have it brought the elves?

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When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

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Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.