Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, December 1, 2016

world aids day 2016


Today I am remembering all the young men we lost when I worked as a volunteer in the mid-80's. AIDS was rampant and scary back then. I learned so much about compassion and grace from those guys. And courage. 

I still remember each of them. 

Progress has been made, for sure, but a cure is still elusive. 

There are so many things that can get in the way of a long and healthy life.  I see this every time I walk into the hospital as a volunteer chaplain. Truly, sometimes life can seem like a crap shoot.

The one thing I am sure of is the power of love. It's a powerful force and perhaps our greatest hope.

I invite you to walk into the month of December with me...filled with intention to greet each day, each person, each situation as the sacred gift that it is. 

xo

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