Sharing this on my blog as a belated First Monday Reblog – a short post from one of my favorite blogs. Well worth the wait as it reminds us of the importance of showing up and being there even when we don’t exactly feel like it.
I trust Sister Johanna will allow me to continue reflecting on human will from another angle. WT.
Litter-picking is one of those fatigues that children in school resent. It’s one thing to pick up your own litter, another when it comes to other people’s. I try not to be resentful when I do my turn around our locality – turning over scraps of paper, bottles and cardboard coffee cups, instead of stones on the beach. But that’s more difficult when it comes to cigarette ends. (GRRRR!)
I tell myself the parable about the son who didn’t want to do what his father asked, while the other just made promises. Well, the first one: ‘afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went’. (Matthew 21:29).
My repentance was less than 100%! But a little reward came my way one day just before Christmas. Shining in a ray of winter sun, a very early…
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