September 21, 2009
Recently my friend Lynn retired from 30 plus years of teaching, and gave all her friends, at her retirement party, a bookmark with the following - I thought it was appropriate to share with all of you.
"I want to say something to all of you who have become a part of the fabric of my life.
The color and texture which you have brought into my being have become a song, and I want to sing it forever.
There is an energy within us which makes things happen when the paths of other persons touch ours, and we have to be there and let it happen.
When the time of our particular sunset comes, our thing, our accomplishment won't really matter a great deal.
But the clarity and care with which we have loved others will speak with vitality of the great gift of life we have been for each other."
I was so struck by this passage because it says best what WATCH is all about. We know that the energy Norbet speaks of is the Christ within each of us, seeking relationship with one another. And as Fr. Terry always reminds us when our time here is finished all that will really matter is how well we loved - and let ourselves be loved. Accomplishments will fade away. What truly matters is the life we share with each other in the community of Love.
Come fall in love once again at Fanning the Flames. October 17th.