Awakening a Keen Observer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prayer sacrament

Mirriam webster


 noun \ˈsa-krə-mənt\
: an important Christian ceremony

Every action of ours should be a prayer..a sacrament in the world.." 
Martin Buber

I've been wrestling with this line all day.  
After reading about the family in OK being killed by their 19 year old son,  a family we knew well when we were in Duncan, I've been trying to raise a prayer or two.  Where is the prayer in this? 

What if this was the first thing we taught our children about choices that confront them daily...would this action be a prayer? a sacrament in the world...a link to the might that inform their choices?   

What if we did that too..let every action be a prayer. ..  If you think over the day you had yesterday...or the day that is just before might that sentence inform your choices?  What if 10 friends started their day with this image...and then those 10 with 10. ...on and on...

Life in all its forms would be Holy.  The skies would be clear without pollution.  Monies would be spent for the uplifting of all for shelter, food, and education ...

What if that were a part of the measure we held up to our day?  In what ways did my actions serve as prayer? 

Could you do that for One day?    Would you try to do that?  Not just floating through the day...but consciously taking one step after another...being a prayer...being a sacrament.

Let's try.. Starting tomorrow...o God hear our Prayer. 

God abide, please 
Bobbie Giltz McGarey 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

India ahead

As God would have it I get to go to India ...Again!  I am overcome with greatfulness.

My Cousin Gail, whose son married a beautiful,brilliant girl Rajitha was the first part of our going plan.   We will visit her family in Hyderabad. We met her mother at her son's wedding also a beautiful delightful woman.

Then 100 years ago my husband John's grandparents first went to India.  Dr John Taylor and Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, both medical physicians, went as medical missionaries.  The first of their five children was only months old. They were warned the baby must not let the baby cry., as the U-boats and subs could detect them.   The Children's Home was begun when an infant girl, they adopted and named Dorcas, was left at their doorstep.  There is a big celebration planned.

We will visit the Keystone Foundation in Kotagiri.  One of Dorcas' sons Matthew is a director. They work with the people of the land to enhance, protect, preserve, and learn from the mountain area where they live and work.  Matthew, Anne and their children are wonderful people.

A friend will be staying in my house while I'm Gone.  Gail, John and I look forward to a full enriching time praying that we may be blessed and be a blessing.  

Prayers coveted for safe travel.

God abides
Bobbie G. McGarey