a-Lenten-prayer-a-day, day 29, Monday, April 3, 2017

my-hands-2-27-17Note: As a personal, spiritual discipline, I write a prayer for each of the forty days of Lent; each petition focusing on a theme, truly, relating to a care or concern weighing on my mind and heart, at times, vexing my soul and spirit…

Jesus said, “Do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’…your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”[1]

On warding off worry by willing one thing: O Jesus, well You know my heart; fainting, fretful, at times, fearful, wantonly given to worry. Draw me, by Your Spirit’s tether, closer to You that I, alway seeking, seeing first God’s kingdom,[2] continuously may discern and find rest in the knowledge that the surest, truest cure for care about myriad things is to care for one thing. Amen.

Footnotes:

[1] Matthew 6.31, 32b-33

[2] Previous posts of a-Lenten-prayer-a-day concerning God’s Kingdom: day 14, Thursday, March 16, 2017, On the Kingdom of God and day 15, Friday, March 17, 2017, On Kingdom to Kin_dom

today is…

World AIDS DayDecember 1

World AIDS Day

Since 1988, an annual global day of commemoration of the more than 35,000,000 people who have died from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus…

And a day of compassion for the 34,000,000 people living with HIV, and for their families, friends, and caregivers…

A day meant to highlight the human need to labor every day toward comprehensive prevention and treatment, and an effective cure.

Monday, March 20, 1995

Wayne Roberts Abernathy, my brother, my only sibling, and a far, far better human being and man than I ever will be, who, in this blog space, I remembered on this past Thanksgiving Day, died of AIDS.

Thinking of Wayne and all of my brothers and sisters who have died of HIV/AIDS, requiescant in pace.

Thinking of me and all who live, let us not rest until HIV/AIDS is no more.