Kneel

 

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At calendar time in second grade we count the school days with tally marks. The end draws near, one day and half. September seems a lifetime ago.

And I am thankful.

 

Life is about proximity. I held it close. I know it made me more.

 

I am thankful for little people that-

Ask about homeland, kneel over their classmates to help with work so hard, sit patient when another cries, run to comfort, rejoice in another’s happy.

One held onto a piece of confetti. You are not my friend another hissed, claiming it was his. Moments later the confetti piece is placed in a hand. It is not as important as a friend.

How do they know when adults sometimes do not? They know to kneel.

 

I was a part of a servechat on twitter about reaching out to veterans Thursday night. The guest was a disabled combat veteran, now a national chef advocate for No Kid Hungry.

He wrote, 1 in 5 kids go to bed hungry every night. After my service, I found a new mission. It truly saved my life. 

 

I get it. How life is so hard. We need to kneel for rescue by rescuing. Proximity. Everything.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Kneel

  1. Beautiful post.

    I used to kneel, but now it hurts too much, physically, and I’m too tired. So I’ll stay standing, and for better of for worse, look God in the eye. I hope He understands…everything’s been stripped away now, and I’ll take what comes, be it the lightning or the Love.

  2. “We need to kneel for rescue by rescuing.” Wow. Powerful statement, Lisa. So true. I’m letting the truth of that sink in. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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