Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hands...


I watch these hands which signifies many things to me.

Hands which cared for a whole life time. Cared for her children, grandchildren, mother, brother and many others who passed through these hands in her life time. Cared by touching, cleaning, washing, protecting and many other ways….

Today, they need to be cared for…..it can’t care for itself…leave alone others….

Hands which corrected and directed many. Her own children, grandchildren, many students who passed through her hands. Directed for the greater purpose of the values and Kingdom community she is part of and of which she wanted all to be part off. Hands sometimes directed through chastising…

Today they need to be supported to direct her own life…..it can’t direct others….even herself….

Hands which consoled many. Many who went through brokenness, pain, confusion, challenges in life, physical, emotional and spiritual, economic, social etc….At the cost of pain to her and her family, at the cost of lost time, money, conveniences, and personal other costs….not counting the cost many a time…

Today these hands needs to be consoled….it can’t console others…need help to be consoled herself….

Hands which controlled and directed many institutions and organizations. With clarity of purpose, thought and bigger picture. With values upmost in her mind, directed and managed, for the greater purpose of the Kingdom.

Today these hands need support for her to control even her physical walk, leave alone the Kingdom walk….

Hands which closed together frequently in prayer. For the things shared above, which she was involved in…. Praying for her family, the church, the institutions, the community she was part of…..

Today these praying hands need support to be folded in prayer again….since her hands does not obey her mind…her mind does not obey her brain…nor her body respond to her brain….

This support provided by many who she had cared for and many others who did not even know her then!

The cycle of life, where by the carer receives care and the care receiver becomes the care provider. And many who were not part of this cycle, joins in this community and cycle of caring….The community of caring we are mandated to be part of…

 

Stations on the Road to Freedom

Dietrich Bonhoeffer(1906-1945) Discipline If you set out to seek freedom, then learn above all things to govern your soul and your sense...