Monday, December 12, 2005

Praying for Others

It's been a day of sadness. Not profound tragedy, not death or horrible disease, not hunger or homelessness or inhumane cruelty.

A deep-down sadness, though, for people we love. A helpless sadness that we can't do more for them. A heart-heavy sadness at their pain over bruised and broken relationships with parents, with spouses, with children.

I know they say that prayer is the most powerful gift we can give to others, but sometimes to us mortals, prayer doesn't seem like enough. We want to be God, and fix it all.

But we're not God.....

We can't fix others. We can only dry their tears, wrap our arms around them, and pray for them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sounds like there can be a resolution to this issue. These feelings need to be unfolded, much like an oragami figure is made, thus it may be unfolded by righting the wrongs and sharing love with the rights and folded into the correct figure...
other than that WWLD (What would doctor laura do?)