Awakening a Keen Observer

Saturday, October 08, 2005


Apparently there are reports coming in of a huge 7.5 earthquake in Pakistan/India/Afghanistan. Rightup in the mountain corner where not only states but tectonic plates run into each other. Pictures show houses in rubble. Much like the tragedies we see here. But unlike the tragedies in our state for strangers. Not only those with the same color passport as yours and mine but others. In places around the world that can be seen on geodesic maps that can be followed in international newspapers...
And we raise up our arms and long O God will the people be able to bear the pain of others.
Tom Paxton in the '60's wrote a song with this chorus
'but if somehow you could pack up your sorrows and give them all to me,
you would lose them--I know how to use them--
give them all to me."

I had not seen that as a song of faithfulness until I started thinking of all the troubles in the world and the work our faith brings to such a time as this.
We could ask for others to give us their troubles and then we would all be healed. There are ways we could do that and ways we need to do this.
but if somehow you could...
We as faithful people could be trouble carriers...and lift the troubles to God.

God abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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