Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sorry about that

Yesterday, in spite of the beautiful sunshine, the darkness of the world in which we live overwhelmed me, and I spewed out a bit of my response to that darkness.  Pulling the covers over my head seemed a good idea in that moment, and I posted what I wrote.

Jim reminded me that God has won.  I needed the reminder.

Lying awake between three and five this morning, I was processing the possibilities of making better responses.  The chorus of an Ina Ogdon song that we used to sing in Sunday School kept running through my head:

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!

Notwithstanding that there may be some minor mixing of metaphors, I think I had determined to take the message to heart, or as another little chorus put it:

This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine!
This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine!
Let it shine,
Let it shine!

I may have slipped up on this, or as a politician might put it, "Mistakes were made."

Sorry about that.




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