A Small Silent Prayer

 

I met a young woman while I was standing in line to pick up a script. She had her shopping cart with her and without eye contact asked me if she was in my way. I responded, “No, Ma’am. You are in line in front of me; you are not in my way.”

She told me that she always feels like she is in everyone’s way. I asked her to try and not think like that. She has a right to be here or anywhere like anyone else. I asked her to stop thinking she was in someone’s way. Her turn came to be waited on. I hope she remembers what I told her.

The encounter made me wonder how many others think they are in someone’s way. We pass by others each day, but we don’t know what they are thinking. We don’t know what is in their heart. A small prayer comes in handy for God knows their heart. We may only nod to them, if that, but a small silent prayer can go with them.

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Pictures in Our Minds

A poet can put an image with a verse, or let the readers form their own. The poet’s words are like a brush in the artist’s hands, painting a picture for all to see.

The writer creates through words, a story with fictional characters. Each reader will provide faces to each character as they read, even giving the character a voice.

We form pictures in our minds. We have a need to put faces to names. When we hear a voice on the phone or radio, we subconsciously create a face for the voice. Given a blank in a sentence, we will fill it in, each one with our own idea.

We do not like blanks. We do not like the lack of a visual or an incomplete thought. We need to know. We need to see. No need to wonder why we have so much trouble with a concept called “Faith.”

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