Tuesday, October 5, 2010

31 for 21, My Favorite

As a small group of political and church leaders looked on,
 Jesus lifts a mentally handicapped child out of her high- chair, kisses her and sits her on His knee, He dips a crust of bread in wine and feeds it to her, morsel by morsel.

As He does so, Jesus says: "I know what you are thinking. You need a sign. What better one could I give than to make this little one whole and new?
I could do it ; but I will not.
I am the Lord and not a conjurer.
I gave this mite a gift I denied all of you- eternal innocence.
To you she looks imperfect, but to me she is flawless, like the bud that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by ants. 
She will never offend me , as all of you have done.
She will never pervert or destroy the work of my hands.
She is necessary to you.
She will evoke the kindness that will keep you human.
Her infirmity will prompt you gratitude for your own good fortune.
More! She will remind you that every day I am who I am, that my ways are not your ways and that the smallest dust mite whirled in the darkest space does not fall out of my hand...
I have chosen you.
This little one is my sign to you.
Treasure her!"

I don't know who wrote this but it is one of my absolute favorite's. The hand of Jesus Himself must have been guiding their pen and whispering the words in to their ears. I keep it on my fridge and can't even count the times that I have read it. 


Lacia said...

That is just so awesome and beautiful!

The VW's said...

I love this one too! It is called "Clowns of God", written by Morris West! I think that there is a book too??? Love and Hugs!!!

Rochelle said...

Love this, hadn't read it before, Thanks

Kristen's mom said...

What a sign we all have, and treasure we do.
I love the tutu Emilia is wearing in the Buddy Walk, such personality.

Ruby's Mom said...

I hadn't seen this one before! Beautiful!!

Julie said...

Awesome! I love this; thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

This was so beautifully written, I loved it. I hadn't read before either so thanks for sharing

Kelly said...

I have read this before. It's BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing it!

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To Love Endlessly said...

next time post a disclosure to grab a tissue please! I LOVE this. Thank you for sharing, it's one I haven't heard or seen.

Pallavi said...

Awesome. Thanks for sharing

Sandee said...

I love this. Glad I read it.