MGO!!! (May God Offer) insight or understanding…
Hhhmmm…where to begin??? Where to end??? I am not certain, folks, but I invite you to come along on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”. WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! “Mother Teresa”…
WOW!!! I was NOT raised in the church. I could NOT even read the first bible I was given by Brian, a PT intern I was fortunate to cross paths with at “Green Springs Rehabilitation Center” in OH…back in the late 80’s- early 90’s. That bible made no sense to me. I felt certain it was written in a “foreign,” english language!!! 😉 Now, I am certain there is a post back there…somewhere in this blog…about Brian. A very special individual God placed so tenderly in my DIRECT path. At such a pivotal point in my “DIFFICULT” LIFE “JOURNEY”.
WHOOOOOOSH… the flood gates have opened, folks. ANXIETY engulfs me and I am being struck with that old, familiar drunken sensation AGAIN, which is a painful reminder of where I have been!!! And a conscious awareness of just HOW FAR I HAVE COME!!! Have I mentioned that I’m a “FIGHTER”??? And I like to “WIN”??? 😉 WOW, “Thank you” BRIAN, wherever you may be, for encouraging continued growth along “My Spiritual Life Journey”.
So, as the “JOURNEY” continued…I FINALLY met with a very special and instrumental “WISE MAN” in 2013 who “HELPED” to guide me in the “RIGHT” direction along this “JOURNEY”. Amen. Thank you, Pastor Walter West. I was naive, folks, and knew very little about God, religion, or the church. Period. During one of our initial meetings, I asked Pastor Walter about Mother Teresa…“Who was she? What did she do?” WOW!!! She “Helped” the poor, he said. DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!! P.H.P., folks. People Helping the Poor. AMEN.
Hhhmmm… I first asked Pastor Walter to tell me about her back in 2013. Hhhmmm…I FINALLY began reading her book, “Mother Teresa: HER ESSENTIAL WISDOM” just TODAY, 6/13/15!!! While shopping for Danielle’s H.S. graduation back in May (I was seeking something…???…???…???“SPECIAL”), my attention was drawn to this book that was randomly placed on a “SALE” stand at Barnes and Noble. Ahhh-Haaa!!! “IT”…was surely meant to be!!! So…I bought it…for “ME”(while shopping for Danielle)!!! 2 YEARS AFTER inquiring about her!!! WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! 2 YEARS???!!!???!!!???!!! Yep, I’m a bit “SLOW”, right??? “TURTLE” slow. “TURTLE” steady. SLOW, but STEADY…WINS THE RACE, right??? Right!!! 😉 AND…I am LOW-TECH., folks!!! I could have google-searched her(Mother Teresa) on my I-phone…2 YEARS AGO!!! :/ “SLOW, but STEADY…WINS THE RACE,” right??? Right!!!
I have highlighted some of her words in the book. I have also added some personal comments in the margins. I so admire her dedication to helping the poor. To living “like” them. “Among” them. She spoke of finding joy in treating the people she helped as if they were, in fact, Jesus himself.
I realize there are different interpretations of anything and EVERYTHING by EVERYBODY. I do read the bible, but am unable to rattle-off scripture quotes. And I have a strong desire within me to “HELP” others…“FOR” God. But not because they “ARE” God. Hhhmmm… think, Think, THINK…
MGO, folks. An idea just BOPPED me right up-side my head!!! OUCH!!! NO KIDDING, folks!!! HERE IT IS: BAM!!!
WE “HELP” God(i.e.: become more God-like)… by “HELPING”…His children!!!” (not by actually HELPING “HIM,” per say, in a literal sense.) HA!!! Welcome to “JILL’s World”!!! Now, “THAT”…is just a sample of the literal way in which my brain works!!! DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!! I “GET” IT, folks!!! I FINALLY “GET” IT!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! And so the “JOURNEY”…continues. Amen.
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping the Poor.
Give the BEST of yourself for JUST today…“EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.