I have formed you

” I have formed you.”

It was both enlightening and calming to think about these words this morning and it made me realize how often I leave God out of the equation assigning credit (or blame) for who I am in very limited ways.

Holy One, you loved me into being. Such a powerful thought. Then you did not abandon me to my own limited devises but surrounded me with people who could form me into the person you want me to be. I give you thanks for all of that and especially for those people who reached out to me, taught me, challenged me, mentored me and supported me in my journey back to you.

Mother Mary, I give you and your Son thanks for the good news of recovery we heard earlier today but replace their names with new people who are in need of comfort and care. . Bless them all, their physicians, nurses and caregivers and please bring them to your Son for healing.