Being Present

for the week of Aug 17, 2015

From our varied homes, weekend events, and perhaps a day of work, we pause at the beginning of a new week.  May we, like so many others, accept the reality that yesterday is now behind us.  There is no going back to change its  events and outcomes.  May we reflect on our yesterdays with greater understanding. while accepting the learning that has come in the process. Help us O God to be fully present today.  May we feel planted in this day as we optimistically embrace the gift of beginning anew.  While the world may be swirling about us with demands and needs, keep us, we pray, centered in this day, with a deep abiding peace and a steadfast hope.