Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Agape: Through it all.

Always to and fro

Before I headed back to Ohio for Thanksgiving, a friend asked me what I was most looking forward to.
I immediately thought of this:

Family
And this:

Morning chats, newspaper-reading, and coffee with Mom and Dad. (The kitties love him.)

And these:

Bill's Donuts - It was due time, ladies and gents.

But here are some unexpected moments that made my Thanksgiving pretty joyful.


Happy Ollie - he took in the sunrise every day. 
A sunset walk with ma mère through the Sugarcreek Metro Park - fields of gold.  
This word always causes me to pause. Thanks for the reminder, Ohio.
Agape is one of the Koine Greek words translated into English as love, one which became particularly appropriated in Christian theology as the love of God or Christ for humankind. In the New Testament, it refers to the covenant love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God; the term necessarily extends to the love of one’s fellow man.[2]
The love for humankind. The holiday season can be hard. We all know it's certainly not void of stress and strain within a family. Amidst the tele-commuting, quick get-togethers, event-coordinating, cooking, OSU Buckeye-cheering, hosting, sister's wedding-planning, HGTV-watching, grocery shopping, email-checking, instagramming, to-and-fro'ing, seeing Agape on that license plate the day before Thanksgiving made for a ::pause, pause, did you get that? pause:: reminder to love one another, through it all.

What about you guys? How was your Thanksgiving? Did you have any unexpected moments of joy?

Hope your Wednesday brings you some.

-RM

32 comments:

  1. As usual, beautiful, heartfelt, and so full of love. Thanks for the peek at your weekend, Rach!

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