Religion and Spirituality

Men create religion. Spirituality comes from within.

Men make religion. Why is that? Religion of sport. Religion of work. Religion of God. Religion of politic. Religion of drink. Religion of food. Religion of country. A conscientious effort to pursue a topic to the penultimate.

Edie is a Facebook contributer to group directed towards caregivers supporting people who are dealing with Parkinson’s disease. She posted this prayer to the group a few days ago.

A Wife’s Prayer (in the life of a Caregiver) By:Edie Kynard 02/22/20

Lord, as we face this day together, please help me to handle each moment with strength. 

May my attitude be positive, my hands gentle when administering help and my heart full of  compassion.

Please lift me up when I am down, show me the humor in awkward situations and nudge me when I lack understanding.

Send me aha moments for us to grow through, messages  from above for us to share and empathy so that I can step into his shoes and readjust my attitude.

I’ve asked for a lot Lord, but the most important  is my request for forgiveness when, in human error, I tread upon his heart. 

So please …keep my feet planted in solid faith so that I can sow seeds of kindness and not weeds of grumbling toward the many tasks at hand.

Fill me with wisdom so that when we walk this journey together we don’t get lost along the way.

In Your holy name, Amen.

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I am taking the spirit of this prayer with me. Many tasks. Easy to get lost. Helping Cheryl to deal with Parkinson’s forces me to look inside and reflect. And I wonder what purpose this disease has.

Perhaps a discovery of what love is and what it is not?

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