Random and not so random musings from a 5th generation NE Missourian who became a 1st generation Episcopalian. Let the good times roll!

(Carrying the Cross, detail, Matthias Grunewald, 1523, from The Edge of the Enclosure)

Simon of Cyrene Carries Jesus' Cross

They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

Mark 15:21

Keep me mindful, dear Lord,

That the one whose online presence I envy,

May be carrying burdens I can’t imagine.

Keep me awake, dear Lord,

To the possibility that the one

Whose online presence is eternally cheerful,

May be masking deep untold sadness.

Keep me conscious, dear Lord,

That the nauseatingly perfect online persona

May have imperfections I would not want.

Open my arms, dear Lord,

To be willing to embrace the real person

Who might live behind a profile.



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