Monday, July 17, 2006

it was for us too

the gathering of family and close friends
for our dear friend yvette yesterday
was for us as much as it was for her.

to see so many friends gather for her
was overwhelming
to us as much as it was to her.

to hear mass and to pray together
was uplifting
to us as much as it was to her.

to witness the annointing of the sick
renewed the hope
in us as much as it did in her.

to share a happy afternoon together
gave strength
to us as much as it gave her.

the gathering was really for yvette
but it was a reminder
to us as much as it was to her:

"whoever clings to me i will deliver; whoever knows my name i will set on high.
all who call upon me i will answer; i will be with them in distress;
i will deliver them and give them honor. with length of days i will satisfy them
and show them my saving power."
Psalm 91, 14-16


Blogger mama_aly said...

what you did for her, organizing the gathering, setting up the mass, merienda, etc... was a great gesture... I call it "being" Emmanuel --- allowing yourselves to be used by God to be a sign of His presence in another's life.

It goes beyond saying "I will pray for you"... its actually praying WITH her.

Thursday, 20 July, 2006  

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