Response to Sad Times

By Marie Stratford

Fear.  When we are consumed with it we REACT.  Reactions are filled with emotions and actions that we are often sorry for later.

Please Calm.  Become informed.  Sit.

RESPOND with both your heart and mind.

Rage….anger…..hurt……fear as motivators = REACTIONS.  Love……compassion….understanding = RESPONSES.

It’s easy to say this from a small midwest rural community…….harder to say in cities rocked by tragedy.

I pray someone in a large city where hearts are hurting and emotions are bare will hear me……feel my prayers……get comfort from my energy.  I send my RESPONSE with love and focused intention.  May someone hurting hear my prayer…..feel my prayer……feel your prayer…….hear your prayer.

St Teresa of Avila wrote

Christ has no body but yours
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world,
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, YOU ARE HIS BODY.

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