Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Scribblings - Path

My path was set and I thought that with age, that path was cast in stone.  How short-sighted of me.  Age flung the door to my path wide open. 

The walk on this path has been ambling and without special purpose.  Each corner and curve revealed new choices and possibilities. 

Each threshold leads to a new path, some short and some longer.  But no matter the length, each was ambled upon and carefully examined. 

Creativity
Theology
Political Philosophy

Each takes their turn, in turn. 

My daydreaming self achieved some completion – showing my photography, completing a class on the basics of my faith, exploring political thought and the why of our society’s current conflicts.

Satisfaction followed by satisfaction followed by dismay.  I had to ask myself, “What path is right for me?”  Epiphany flared up, dropping glittering awareness, like shining confetti, creating a path of an entirely new direction, a quest, if you will, to live a new way by following:

The corporal works of mercy - feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the homeless; visit the sick; ransom the captive; and bury the dead.

The spiritual works of mercy – instruct the ignorant; counsel the doubtful; admonish sinners; bear wrongs patiently; forgive offences willingly; comfort the afflicted; and pray for the living and the dead.


This new path will lead me to new places in the coming spring.  Now I plan the endeavor, prepare myself emotionally and pray for spiritual guidance and a willing heart to accept what is asked of me. 



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7 comments:

Joyful said...

It's wonderful to know you are on a path to have the best lift that God wants for you. May God bless every step of your journey.

Pam said...

I love your sense of purpose Annie - a gift and blessing I am sure.

Ginny said...

So you will leave in the spring. I know all roads have been leading here and it will be fine.

totomai said...

sometimes the path is already there but we try to ignore it. glad you found yours

Jeanie said...

It is a gift to have a path, isn't it, Annie? How beautiful.

Kat Mortensen said...

Yes! Here's where I'm at (at the moment): http://poetikat-km.blogspot.ca/2012/01/fork.html

sandy said...

well............................


how beautifully written - your path is and will be.