Sunday, November 25, 2007

NaBloPoMo Gratitude #25

I live in a world full of miracles. There are people all around me whose lives are being touched and changed in ways that I would never have thought possible. People that in my more cynical moments I would have said are pretty hopelessly set in their ways are learning new ways of being, taking risks I never would have imagined I'd see. A young man in jail is considering taking a different path for his life. Someone who considers herself defective and damaged and dirty because of things that have happened in her life is beginning to consider the possibility that "maybe, just maybe" she might be able to be redeemable after all. A young man who had a rough start in life is growing in confidence as he starts college. My congregation continues to manifest an ever-growing generosity of spirit that edifies and amazes me. In my own life, I am living more fearlessly, more authentically, more joyfully.... more gratefully.

6 comments:

Katherine E. said...
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Katherine E. said...

Ah, the Spirit of God alive in the world! A hopeful and uplifting post, Kate. Thanks.

Jan said...

"My congregation continues to manifest an ever-growing generosity of spirit that edifies and amazes me. In my own life, I am living more fearlessly, more authentically, more joyfully.... more gratefully."

How I love you ending this way. This is so beautiful.

Gannet Girl said...

And how wonderful that you are present to all of it.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

The Spirit moves through you and is touching many people...and many people are touching you via the Spirit. It is way God intended...

mompriest said...

miracles abound...and thank God!