Dear Dignity Friend,
Hope you are having a good week.
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, please join us at Orsinger Park on Heubner road at 2 pm for our annual Palm Sunday Picnic and Liturgy. Bring something to grill (we will have the BBQ going) and a side dish to share. Mass will be at about 5:30.
We hope and pray that this weekly message will nurture you spiritually and be especially helpful in the more difficult times of life.
From our friend and fellow traveler Rev Tom Heger from Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church
“A Prayer for Courage”
It takes courage
to be crocus-minded.Lord, I’d rather wait until June,
like wise roses,when the hazards of winter are safely behind,
and I’m expected
and everything’s ready for roses.But crocuses?
Highly irregular,Knifing up through hard-frozen ground and snow,
sticking their necks out,because they believe in spring
and have something personal
and emphatic to say about it.Lord, I am by nature rose-minded,
Even when I have studied the situation here
and know there are wrongs that need righting,affirmations that need stating,
and know also that my speaking out may offend –
for it rocks the boat –
well I’d rather wait until June.
Maybe later things will work themselves out,
and we won’t have to make an issue of it.Lord, forgive,
Wrongs don’t work themselves out.
Injustices and inequities and hurt don’t
Somebody has to stick her neck out,
somebody who cares enough
to think through
and work through hard ground,because she believes
and has something personal
and emphatic to say about it.
Me, Lord? Crocus-minded?
Could it be that there are things that need
to be said, and you want me to say them?
I pray for courage.
Jo Carr and Imogene Sorley