10/3/06 Once again, our Father, we pause to offer our thanks for another day of life and to ask for your blessing on our gathering here this hour. Remind us of prayers answered – to reach out to someone we have perhaps neglected and to stay the course without bias or prejudice. Amen
This neglected garden bed, above, is a parable to my dad’s prayer. No matter how much work I put into its sister-bed behind it, it was always a mess. Staying the course here has meant, leveling, excavating, and laying a dense barrier to weeds.
Likewise, bias and prejudice will only be removed with hard work and diligence, and the realization I must reach out.