GHR 2010 Q3: A Call for Courage/Patience

2010 Global Healing
Theme: A Call for Courage
“Courage is a kind of salvation.”  ~Plato

July-August-September
Focus:   Patience

Photo by The Rev. Warren Lynn

Quote: “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” —John Quincy Adams

 Picture/symbol:  Clouds and sky

Color:  Blue

Prayer
Life-Giver, Compassionate Companion, over and over you teach us about the process of inner growth: to have patience with all things but chiefly have patience with ourselves. Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use it.

You advise us that patience cannot not be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Everyday we need to work on it.

You encourage us to not lose courage but to instantly set about to transform our impatience— everyday begin the task anew.

Life-Giver, support and guide us in our daily practice of patience. Open our hearts to understand that patience makes lighter what sorrow cannot heal. Patience is the art of caring slowly.

We are grateful. 

—Jo Ann Mast

Ideas for benefiting organization: Local Food Banks

Ideas for ambiance: Canned goods, shoes to donate to a shelter, any offering of help to your community

Music: “SecretGardens: Songs From A SecretGardens” by Mercury; “Celtic Spirit” by Narada Collection Series; “Chartres: The Path of the Soul” by Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble

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