“Two Generations from now”…

The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don’t see the results. Henri Nouwen

Meditation: When I think of our last President’s book “The audacity of hope” and of his many (now seemingly idealistic) statements, I sometimes feel discouraged. I feel even devastated when looking at the current President’s attempts to undo everything that was done by his predecessor in the eight years before. And then, I choose to ground myself in my faith. I am reminding myself that God’s realm grows in a different time and space dimension than my awareness often allows me to see. As I obsess about the recent past and the current circumstances, God’s perspective is looking way back and way forward. If I just get a glimpse now and then that Grace is real and that Love and Justice will prevail, I can breathe again. My own audacity to hope is being rekindled.

Prayer: God of generations before and generations to come, help us see Your Grace and Your Love in the midst of darkness and threat. Help us to hold on to the hope of Your redeeming presence that You have passed on to us through our ancestors. Help us to embody Your Love and Your Grace. Help us speak, work and empower all that brings Justice to this generation and the next. Thank You that Your perspective and sense of time is so much broader than ours. And we are grateful. Amen

He has regarded the prayer of the destitute and has not despised their prayer. This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. Psalm 102:17-18