What would be like to be Mary,
to bear and birth and raise the Son of God,
to know He is the promised Messiah,
though quite not sure of how,
to be told by Jesus that His purpose was away from her,
that He knew His calling from the get-go.
What would it be like to have Him address everyone
as His mother and father and sisters and brothers,
What would it be like to witness Him do miracles
and die on a cross?
Who knows what happened to Joseph along the way,
but Mary endured through it all,
long enough to see her Blessed Son rise,
first from the earth,
then into the sky.
As the disciples came into their own, she slipped into the background
but to be Mary during those years,
Mary the theotokos, God-bearer
o, what a calling that would be!
Judas and Peter betrayed God,
yet Peter kept going.
Not only that, but he was given the keys to heaven.
See the measure of our faith is not
whether or not we fail.
I mean, we all fail
It’s whether or not we’re willing to get over ourselves
and look to God
in spite of it that separates the sheep from the goats.
What happens in life, happens
Jesus is aware
He wants you getting sad, angry, happy, and confused
He wants you alive and engaged
We’re not meant to be ceramic dolls
We’re meant to tough as steel
So, let’s make it happen already!
You’ve exorcised the demons,
you’ve washed in the water,
you’ve made your peace;
now, it’s time to embrace your calling.
for we all have one, and it’s rich and wonderful
it has been waiting for you since the dawn
Don’t wait any longer
Go, seek it out.
We are finite creations,
seeking an eternal home,
tasked with a single mission:
TO SERVE THE ONE ABOVE
AND THOSE BESIDE
with all our heart, soul, and mind.
To create a safe place for experimentation and
openness, based on mutual love and respect,
for God and one another.
Purpose is the intersection
of who I am
and how GOD wills
to use me.