Wasn't Jesus the original hippie? With his sandals, dress and kind, compassionate, tender, joyful nature? What a loaded word that is! I am oftentimes called a hippie – in some ways, I am, some not. I am an Older Mom with Young Kids and Older Kids, Four in All – Remarried, Striving to make a Step Family with Love and God's help.
I am fascinated by Mother Theresa. Her ministry was to go to the poorest of the poor and give them what they needed most: love, the feeling that they mattered.
She would hold their hand: lepers, the dying, the diseased, without fear or concern for herself, and give them what we all need at the core of our being.
I am with you.
You are loved.
You are not ordinary.
You are extraordinary.
When so many of us say ‘what about me’? Why don’t I have what she has?
She said ‘what about them’.
I don’t need any of those things.
I need God. I need prayer. I need discipline. I need joy. I need communion with other people.
I am ordinary.
Only through Jesus, only through giving of myself, only through communion with others are we all made extraordinary.
Mother Theresa’s resume of her philosophy of life written in her seventies:
Life is an opportunity, avail it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is costly, care for it.
Life is a wealth, keep it.
Life is love, enjoy it.
Life is mystery, know it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is a sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, brace it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is life, save it!
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
A ‘Five Minute Friday’ writing on a prompt (‘ordinary’) – from www.lisajobaker.com
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