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Clean Up, Dinner’s Ready

“Clean Up, Dinner’s Ready”

Nickel for every time you’ve heard that one! Does it bring back memories?

It’s a rather ironic statement, isn’t it, especially living here in PEI with red soil?

We come in from out in the field; the barn; the stall; the farm equipment; the garage, the dirt of the house, the world,….. and we’re quite a sight for sore eyes!

But we wash our hands as we sit to break bread, so we don’t spread the germs to others as we nourish our bodies.

Let’s go a step further today and take a look in the mirror while we’re washing up.

Do we avoid looking at our reflection because we’re disappointed in what’s looking back at us?

I can’t help but wonder, as we gain yet another year in our lives, because of decisions that have already been made, if we are sorry we are where we’re at, and truly neglecting the reflection in the mirror!

Let’s not allow that to happen. Let’s believe in ourselves yet again. Let’s let our light shine… stir up the fires in our souls once again to so shine that others will come to it’s warmth. Let’s believe in others as well, forgive the old hurts… let them go, pray they will find their way,

And then pray God will lead us on our own way… His way.

We are a family in this world. We are each other’s brothers and sisters, and all have a unique part to play and are important and needed. No one can say you have no importance. That would go against what our Lord has told us in 1 Corinthians 12:21. No one can say this part of the body is not needed. On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and of the utmost importance.

What do you say we get cleaned up? Father’s calling, the table is set, dinner’s ready!

Written by Laurette O’Connor

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