A few frail drops of rain fall and I sit at the breakfast table, wondering.
My New Testament reading this morning is on the Year of Jubilee and I am thinking of freedom. I am thinking of a broken figure in a hospital bed—one of the patients in the hospital where I work—held prisoner by a body that once was taken for granted.
I am thinking of brave words uttered from cracked lips, of a story telling long torment in an able body, of abuse and addiction, and how his eyes are opened now. I am thinking about what it takes to realize the gifts we are given each day of our life.
Do you feel like giving up?
It is something I have to ask, part of my job as a therapist.
Do you want to live?
I stare out my window and I ask myself this question:
What does it mean to truly live?
I’m over at Anita Mathias’s blog today, sharing some thoughts on freedom and having a childlike faith. Will you join me?
ppst…did you catch all the goings on yesterday? My book, Playdates with God: Having a Childlike Faith in a Grown-up World is officially launched! My friend Diana is hosting a giveaway at her blog. Head on over there for a chance to win a copy!
I’m taking the time every day, to invite God into my ordinary, to notice how life responds to his presence when my heart is open to him. It’s a practice that inspired a book. And I’m sharing in community with the 31 dayers.