Saturday, February 7, 2009

My life is like the wind...


Image: Face in Hands by Shawn Gregg, used with permission

In the first reading this weekend, Job cries, "My life is like the wind: I shall not see happiness again..." In the gospel passage, Jesus goes about healing and driving out demons... We live, all of us, somewhere between those two points... To prepare to hear these scriptures, take a look at this earlier post.

-ConcordPastor

10 comments:

christine said...

Can't help but relate to this picture and caption. It's just where I'm at right about now. Maybe ... these scriptures will somehow help.

Concord Carpenter said...

Job: What a depressing statement.

Rob: You cannot change the wind, but you can always adjust the sails!

christine said...

Not if you don't know how to adjust the sails ... sometimes you just can't see them.

Concord Carpenter said...

Christine,

I guess that glass is half full?

mary said...

There are circumstances when people are grief stricken or heartbroken where the half/empty, half/full theory just doesn't apply. There is no glass in their case, just a need to heal. Christine: sounds like you need a friend, family member or therapist for you to reach out and have them help you work through your sadness so you don't feel so lost. I'll be praying for you.

ConcordPastor said...

Both Concord Carpenter and Mary offer good advice, and in some ways, the same advice. When you can't find the sails or if it seems there is no glass, you need help to find them - but they are there...

christine said...

Mary: Thank you.

Shawn said...

This image that was posted is a protected image.I did not give anyone permission to use it in any way.Please remove it at once or ask permission.Shawn Gregg Dec. 26 2009

Shawn Gregg - December 27, 2009 at 12:07 am

ConcordPastor said...

Shawn Gregg: My apology - and the image has been removed. I had not seen any indication on your blog of copyright and since I had credited you and linked to your blog, I was under the impression that I had not violated any restriction. Again, my apology.

If you do grant permission for use of your protected images, I request that permission now.

Shawn said...

Sir,you have my permission to use this image on your blog.Thank you for the credit.Shawn Gregg