Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Putting the pieces of your life together

I heard something on EWTN today that I wanted to share. Has your life ever felt like it was unraveling, like a ball of yarn? Have you ever found that the strands of your life, the roles you play, have been strewn around the room in a jumble? Imagine Our Lady, sitting quietly in a corner, picking up the threads of your life and knitting (or weaving) them all together into a beautiful tapestry to give to God. Here is a haiku I wrote based on this image.

in dappled sunlight
piecing together my life--
she weaves silently


Charley said...

This is a beautiful reminder about our Lady and what she does for us with the Lord. Well spoken!


Staying in Balance said...

Thanks, Charley.

Wendy said...

That idea of our lives being woven into a tapestry reminds me of the book "Of Human Bondage" by Somerset Maugham. I love that idea. Now I'm going to have to read that book again.

Anonymous said...

I always try to find the "golden thread" that is weaving through my life. Sometimes I don't recognize it as gold at first -- but when the "trial" is over, I see the gold.

Btw, I liked the new picture!

Staying in Balance said...

Wow, Wendy. I'll have to try and look for that book now!

I agree, Lifeisgreat. There is always a golden thread there somewhere!

Thanks re: the picture. It was too hot in the other clothes! ;)

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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