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“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.”

                                                  ~ Blessed Theresa of Calcutta


I paint in my mind the word Forgive

across our dining room wall

a thousand times, one

time, hugely –

only I’m the only one who can see it.

When I live it

those letters will appear

not along our light cream walls

but across the breadth of our hearts.



If we really want to love


When my sojourn through this time and space

is called to an end, my triune God will not ask me,

“Why were you not Moses or Mother Teresa?”

Nor will I be asked,

“Why were you not more like your mother, or your sister?”

I will not even be asked,

“Why were you not your neighbor, or your friend?”

I will be asked,

“Why were you not Amy?”

Considerations for the End of Life