Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sometimes there are bad days...

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve —
I was made weak, that I might humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do great things for God —
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy —
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, to earn the praise of men —
I was given weakness, that I might feel my need of God
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life —
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things
I asked for great things in the future —
I was given the joy of the present moment.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for —
I am most richly blessed among all...

Bishop Alan had this up the other day and it just seemed to fit today. Waiting to see the silver lining at the moment. As one of my young people would say:

Who will stop the rain?


Sr. Andrea Westkamp, smic said...

Dear Sarah,

My name is Andrea Westkamp and I am a Franciscan sister living in New Jersey, USA. I came upon your blog "Deep thoughts" as I was looking for some ideas for a prayer service on vocations. I really love your additional verses to "Take O Take".
I also like your blog and how you express your faith in your art work. Thanks for sharing all of this!

Sarah Brush said...

Thank you, sister.