in anticipation of the day… (thanks, kim)

I updated my Books 2011 page. I don’t know if it’s everything I’ve read or not, but it’s a good representation. I don’t know why it’s so hard to discipline myself to writing about a book when I finish it.

There’s a lot swirling in my head these days, but not much coming out, so I am going to simply give you a post that caught my attention. This comes from Kim at Sandpiper’s Thoughts and I’m calling it a poem.

Bishop Grove was telling a story in memory of Catholic Bishop who died.  The two men attended worship / communion services at which the other was leading.  When Bishop Grove approached the Catholic Bishop for communion, with his arms crossed (a symbol of a request for a blessing), the Catholic bishop pulled his arms down and said, “I want to serve you, in anticipation of the day.”

In anticipation of the day…

What do we do in anticipation of the day?  Do we forgive those who hurt us in anticipation of the day when grace will overflow?  Do we love our enemies in anticipation of the day when love will reign?  Do we feed the hungry in anticipation of the day when no one will be hungry? Do we teach children the Word of God in anticipation of the day when every knee will bow?  Do we pray  in anticipation of the day when we will know God?  Do we worship in anticipation of the day when we will stand in front of God?  Do we share in communion in antiicpation of the day when we will all be gathered around the table?

Do we serve our Lord in anticipation of the day?

Does our service bring us and others a foretaste of the day to come?

Does our service bring that day closer?

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One Response to in anticipation of the day… (thanks, kim)

  1. Silent says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I think it may work into Sunday’s sermon. Or at least inform it.

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