Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)I went to bed later than I would have liked. I didn’t start my week with a clean slate. The page on Monday’s calendar was far from empty, but my heart was full. I found meaning in the mess and it changed my entire perception of that evening’s busying. I though again of Pig Pen, who always carried himself with dignity despite the dirt that squiggled around him. He even referred to it pridefully as “the dust of ancient civilizations.” So it is with our service to one another, a cloud of commotion that through the grace of God and the love of neighbor lets light shine through – the dawn of a new day. Easy like Sunday morning.
Copyright 2019 Lara Patangan
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Lara Patangan is a freelance writer and mother of two boys. She believes the merits of mercy are among our greatest gifts as Christians. Her first book about works of mercy will be published in the spring by Our Sunday Visitor. Please visit MercyMatters.net to join this community that believes in the power of mercy to change the world.