Feb 13, 2013

In all things...

3 Hard Eucharisteos
Joy Day: continuing to count 1000 gifts

1. To be grateful, to feel thankful
2. Give thanks

Ann describes hard eucharisteo as:  
the hard discipline to lean into the ugly…the hard times… and still be able to give thanks, find joy, find grace.

66.  singleness
67.  estrangement from a favorite aunt
68.  trusting in His plan, even when I don't understand it

As the Ruin Falls

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which I might get back
From exile, and grow man. And now the bridge is breaking.

For this I bless You as the ruin falls. The pains
You give me are more precious than all other gains.

CS Lewis


  1. Me too! Georgi just read it before I did! Love you!

  2. My sweet sisters,

    Thank you always, for your encouragement, support, and love.