Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thanks to Former Gov. Richard Codey, I Am Thankful for Having a Home

I have spent the past six days fighting a virus by sleeping when I am not working, as well as drinking copious amounts of water. Still, last night I fell asleep by 9 - after a two and a half hour nap in the early evening - and woke up to realize I had to call in sick. So I did. I have been sleeping pretty much nonstop since then.

On one hand, being sick is annoying. I have a lot of work to do, at my job and with my family, and I just can't get it done. Then, last night I saw that our former governor, now 65 years old, did a little political theater to research flaws in the state's approach to homelessness. His actions made me realize how very, very blessed I am to have a warm home in which to recuperate.

I know, I know.  Former Gov. Codey's changed appearance does feed into stereotypes of the homeless as disheveled and mentally ill when hundreds of thousands of families and children don't fit the stereotype. Still. this is an occasion for me to pause and admire the man, pray for people without homes,  and to appreciate our home.

 Almighty and eternal God, may your grace enkindle in all of us a love for the many unfortunate people whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life unworthy of human beings.

Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father a hunger and thirst for social justice and for fraternal charity in deeds and in truth.

Grant, O Lord, peace to souls, peace to families, peace to our country and peace among nations. Amen

Check Codey out.

1 comment:

  1. I'd say "Get better" but it seems this pause has stirred good things in you and that seems a greater good for the moment! I am moved by theatre that helps us see what others experience.