lenten journal: affirmation season

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affirmation season

the best part of
deacons’ meeting
on the night
after the Oscars
was when one said,

“how long has
it been since
we told the staff
they were doing
a good job?’

after a short
silence
another replied,
“it’s always
a good time
to say that”

someone else
volunteered to
send cards

none of us was
designer-dressed
neither did we
discuss who
was doing the
best work

true affirmation
doesn’t demand
competition
only celebration
and the intention
to say it out loud

skip the statue
the superlatives
and just say,
“thanks for
showing up
every damn day”

“I noticed”
is another way
of saying
“I love you”

Peace,
Milton

2 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t often comment back to you, Milton, but like so many people I appreciate and look forward to your posts and sermons and I am grateful to you for inviting us to ponder and celebrate and grieve along with you, to share in life together. Thank you.

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