Monday Morning Alka-Seltzer - February 2014

February 24

How am I responding to God’s love for me?

As you and I go through our day today let’s frequently ask ourselves that question

February 17

When I was a boy my mother told me that “Happiness is something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.” Now in my senior years I realize how wise she was. Listen to your mother!

February 10

As the years gave gone by I have come to see that the more I know the more I know that I don’t know.

It is a grace, a gift from God.

“Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune – without the words –

And never stops at all.”

Emily Dickinson

February 3, 2014

Reform your Church

and give her the courage to be,

to follow you and do your word.

May she cease in her attempts

do dominate men.

May she make no more demands

and claim no more privileges,

but only try to contribute

to men's happiness.

May she neither repel nor exclude anyone

by the words she uses

or the ideas she has,

but be open to everyone

who seeks to live

a happy and creative life.

Help us to remember, God,

that we were sent

only to spread your grace

in all humility,

because we have been accepted by you

and always need forgiveness.

Your Word is Near, by Huub Oosterhuis