In a way every mother who receives the gift of a child is called to gradually let go of them
We all make assumptions about other people, or about the way things work. But every now and then we get interrupted in our assumptions and have to take a step back and think it through.
I remember getting off the bus at 4 in the morning next to a major highway with the rain pouring down and being so completely disorientated as to where I was. Even though I was surrounded by people I felt completely isolated and alone.
The tension grows as the boys resist touching the art. And then suddenly they can’t resist any longer, a set of football sized balls fall off one of the installation and suddenly everything is falling over.
Of course, sometimes it is the most unlikely places one finds the encouragement and support one needs in life.
After 8 sessions, trying to explore all the key parts of Christianity, I was struck during a time for feedback by how significant the impact of having food prepared and served was.
I remember wanting to believe I was good enough to move up a class and be with my friend and the others. I thought maybe if I had better kit I could prove I was worthy to be part of the racing group.
I was greeted with a question: ‘Are you paying taxes?’ Proudly, I answered ‘yes’ and he welcomed me back with a handshake.
The shop attendant pulled out a chart of all the options. Then he said, but what you really want to do is ring them. Complain and tell them you are going to switch suppliers. I left to consider the chart he gave me.