Archive for August, 2007
I flew to Sydney yesterday to be a witness in a murder trial. Weird, crazy, unbelievable, shocking, sad, disappointing and disbelief were all my companions on the trip. – as well as my wife as she was called to give evidence also.
Now I dont want anyone sending their apologies or their sorries to me regarding this that is not why am telling this story. Life goes on and it is the enormity and divergance of what that means, what life means – “life” goes on, living dying, struggles, success, laughter, joy, sorrow, pain – “life” like a giant bulldozer just continues to plough ever onward taking all in it’s path leaving all in it’s wake.
The court where I was to give evidence was on the same street that a friend of mine was beaten to death one cold and lonely night by a group of young men who didnt like the fact that he was gay. My friends death was a waste as was the lives of those young men who are still in jail for the crime and who I wonder may never contribute any thing of worth to not just the community but to themselves?
It is a part of life that goes on rampant and thriving – the dark side, the negetive side – I somehow thought perhaps it wasnt really as real as it is, it cant be so real that my wife and I are going to court to give evidence in a murder trail.
On one hand it makes you want to run and hide and on the other it makes you want to run and rejoice in all the good things that life bulldozers along.
No not the type you wear into battle if you lived in the 1600’s or so but the variety where you get an email from some one with a lovely message but for it to work you must pass it on to 10 friends etc etc yudda yudda so on and so forth.
I normally delete them but I thought I would post it here – besides I dont actually have ten friends to send it to, well ten friends in Australia that I would post it to anyway so I am posting it here for all my friends on Pauls Corner to do with as they please.
Let me know if anything significant happens to you on the forth day and I will do likewise.
REMEMBER to make a wish before you read the prayer. That’s all you have
to do. There is nothing attached. Just share this with people and see
what happens on the fourth day.
Sorry you have to forward the message, but try not to break this,
Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. Read the prayer below.
Saint Theresa’s Prayer
May to day there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love
that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence
settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
Now, send this to 11 people within the next 5 minutes. And remember to
send this back. I count as 1…you’ll see why.