Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Warm and clean is pretty good this early in the morning.

Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life. Psalm 90:14

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1–2

Sitting here in McDonald’s. McDonald’s desperately trying to be ironic and cool. But really, it is McDonald’s. But I am content, watching each of the folks slipping in to get something warm for the belly.  Folks from the backroads of life, making it through another day. Probably this isn’t anyone’s first choice, but it is enough. The happiest folks here are this sweet couple who might have slept in the alley behind the dumpster last night. Just saying. A few dried weeds still cling to her blue sweatshirt as she gently leads her crippled friend to the booth behind me.

Enough. Give us this day our daily bread. Last night I curled off to sleep with yet another chapter of Through Middle Eastern Eyes, and was reminded once again of what is true. A small coffee and a sausage biscuit, $2.14. Enough.

May I be satisfied with your loving-kindness and rejoice all the days of my life.