Musings…

Dear Blog,

I went to Church today and for the first time in weeks, I actually came home with something. The thing is I have been feeling so disconnected lately that attending service became a chore. But I prepared for today. I spent a good part of my evening yesterday praying that I make it to church and ignore how boring (sorry about that) service can be and just listen to the priest and I did and I am super proud of myself.

So, what I came away with is more like a prayer. I decided to post it here to signify my commitment to get somewhere with myself. This is not me being self-righteous, it’s just an acknowledgment that everything in life starts with a step. Either a step backwards or forward. Either way i’m hoping this would be a step forward.

So here it goes….

Christ has no body but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours.

Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on the world,

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the World.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, 

Yours are the eyes, you are his body,

Christ has no body now but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours…Teresa of Avila (1515-1582).

I guess it says it all

….pax tecum

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A tribute to my family..

Family has been defined in various ways. It used to be a component made up of a father, mother, their kids and the extended relations of both parents. My definition adds friends that slowly won us over and became part of that pack. We don’t get to pick our family members (except you are adopted), you get born into them. But you get to pick your friends and that’s what makes it so beautiful.

I have friends that have turned sisters and brothers, they have being there for me through thick & thin and they are full of surprises. I bet they have no idea how their actions affect me but I will always, always go on my knees and bless God for them. For you see, he has a grand plan, you may feel ‘like shit to your family‘ but God provides this angels on the side to help keep you on the right track.

This post is a dedication to family, to its immediate members and to the acquired ones, love is best enjoyed when shared. My family, immediate, extended and acquired make me complete, I wouldn’t give them up for any reason. I am most grateful to God for his plans are beyond the physical.

Appreciate what you have because even in the darkest night, there is something to be grateful, I know this and I am glad that I’m on my way to being ok with his designs for me and my Family.