12/12/06 Our Father, hear again our thanks for the opportunity of this gathering – for the break in the routine of our day – for stories and laughter shared. Remind us of who we are and where we should be headed. Amen
Dad’s Exchange Club day lunch was an appointment he looked forward to. Cognizant of this, I would schedule our arrival on our trips home so he could enjoy his lunch. We would arrive mid-afternoon. I love now still, thinking of him laughing with friends.
My laughing zone is centered on a small Christmas tree. Only 2 strings of lights comprised my decorations to start with. But of course I forgot the Cardinal rule: check the lights before you string them on the tree.
Ooops. Yeah well, that didn’t happen, until I had the first string half wound around the tree top. We plugged it in and it was fine. I continued the second string.
All done, plugged it in and…half lit. Although the two strings are connected, only one string is lit. The other string has a loose light here or there. Each one has to be adjusted.
Somehow, no matter how high tech Christmas decorations get, this issue has not been resolved.
To me, it is a source of laughter, at first. It looks funny.
But it is a spiritual truth. We may be plugged in; at church, at home, in our neighborhood. We may be able to transmit the truth, but we have no light.
Mind the gaps, find the power zombies.