Monday, February 23, 2009

Juice and Graham Crackers

"Our preacher Veronica said recently that this is life's nature: that lives and hearts get broken -- those of people we love, those of people we'll never meet. She said that the world sometimes feels like the waiting room of the emergency room and that we who are more or less OK for now need to take the tenderest possible care of the more wounded people in the waiting room, until the healer comes. You sit with people, she said, you bring them juice and graham crackers."

Anne Lamott Traveling Mercies

You can read a portion of this chapter here. Anne Lamott is one of my favorite writers. I would recommend that you read the entire book, though.

There are so many people in my life right now who have hurts. They have those hurts that leave you without anything to say. They have those hurts that leave you feeling helpless.

But I can bake. I can sit and eat cake.

Maybe those people don't need deep, life-changing wisdom. Maybe they just need some juice and graham crackers. Maybe they just need someone to sit with them.

I challenge you today to make something warm from the oven.

Share with someone who needs it. There's always someone who needs it.

And if you don't know someone who needs it, just surprise someone with it. Go with your heart. First person you think of, take it to them.

There will be a blessing.


Heather said...

This is such a touching post. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom :-)


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