I Miss Sundays

I need some strength and fortitude right now. A good spark of creativity would surely help along with a laptop charger. Since I do not have either of the two I will make history and write the shortest, latest Sitting down on Sunday post you will ever see. These photos below are just a little glimpse of how I feel right about now…and this too shall pass.





2 thoughts on “I Miss Sundays

  1. Chaplain’s Corner
    Faith and Hope, –good things!
    There is something that we all need: strength and courage, the offspring of faith and hope. The atheist and agnostic need it. The Hindu and Buddhist need it. The Jew and Christian and Muslim need it. The Zoroastrian and the Taoist need it. The Deist and the pantheist need it. It is critical to the one who rides the wings of the wind and to the one who maneuvers on the face of the earth.
    We need strength and courage. It is the infrastructure of victorious living. It is critical to all good venturing. It is the crucial support factor of creativity. And when in dire straits it is essential to survival. Strength empowers courage. Courage calls forth strength. A courageous person looks at impossibility and proclaims optimistically that the outcome is not as grim as it appears. Steve Jobs, the staunch practitioner of Hinduism who fostered the creation and development of the Apple computer was acclaimed by some who were close to him to have a “reality distortion field” about his demeanor sometimes which if one should get caught in it, one would find oneself doing things that one did not believe possible to do.
    This month will mark the fortieth year of an Andean Mountain search and rescue operation that eventually recovered 16 survivors of a plane crash 72 days after the controlled flight into terrain event occurred 15,000 feet above sea level. On hearing by radio that the search and rescue effort had been called off after the 11th day, abject hopelessness and despair threatened complete emotional paralysis of the crash survivors. At that point one of the survivors proclaimed that the good news in the abandonment announcement was the implication that the group members alone would essentially save themselves. And so, in effect, they did, 61 days later after they were accounted as lost. They never gave up the strength and courage necessary to prevail. On December 23, 1972, the last of the 16 survivors of the October 12th crash, were brought alive off the high elevation crash site.
    Be strong and very courageous. Believe even when it seems useless to do so. Hope, and never abandon hope until it yields the results hoped for. On one occasion Jesus Christ affirmed: “if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20 Faith and hope, –yes, they are good things!
    Chaplain Lt Col Edco Bailey, D.Min., b.c.c.

    • This gave me something really meaningful to read when I got the notification of your new comment, Chaplain Bailey. Such beautiful and truthful words you have spoken. I didn’t have to say very much and you knew instinctively that I was in need of a pick-me-up. Bless your heart!

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