What do You Wish For?

 November 24, 2017

Season of Gratitude

If I had three wishes, for what would I wish?

My wishes have changed from those of my youth. Then, I wished for world peace and for an end to poverty. Money would have been nice too!

Money would still be nice, but it’s not essential. How much money can I–one person–spend? There’s only so much food I can eat, a limit to the clothes I can wear. I can only life in one house at a time.

World peace and the elimination of poverty would also be nice, but that’s a responsibility for everyone to share. It seems unjust to absolve the rest of the world from both the responsibility and the challenge of making the world better. Without the struggle, the victory would be less sweet.

Today my wishes are so much simpler: feet that don’t ache and that can dance all night, eyes that can see clearly without glasses, health and safety for my loved ones.

Today my wishes are so much simpler. Tomorrow they will be even simpler.

Thank you, Lord.

One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life.    Psalm 27:4

 

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