Apr 17, 2013

MY SISTER'S PRAYER

"You know what, Coni Jo?  When something like this happens, I don't pray that it never happens to me.  I pray that if it does, God will give me the strength to get the bad guy, run in to help, or give comfort to somebody who needs it."

...said by Aunt Chrissy

After Tucson.
And after Aurora.
And after Newtown.
And after Boston.


20 comments:

  1. Aunt Chrissy is a very wise woman!

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  2. I was impressed, when watching the coverage, with the number of people who did not run away but ran toward the disaster to help. All of these incidents prove that there are crazies in the world but it also proves there are many more amazing, selfless people who are our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and neighbors. I prefer to embrace the heros and heroines and dismiss the crazies.
    Pamela
    (Tucson, AZ)

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  3. What a wonderful thought....It's so easy for us to get lost in the fear of a senseless tragedy happening to us and the powerlessness to stop it. But this thought/prayer helps diminish the powerlessness and fear. Tell Aunt Chrissy she has a fan in me!

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  4. Well said Aunt Chrissy. My prayer is that everyone is praying this prayer.

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  5. Beautiful prayer, Aunt Chrissy. I hope I can find my inner bravery also if I should ever experience something like this.

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  6. Beautiful prayer, Aunt Chrissy!

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  7. Two wise women who contributed to my serenity this morning-- thank you both!

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  8. As a retired paramedic, I know what it takes to run toward danger when most run away. Those in Boston deserve our praise!

    Add West, Texas to the list - at least 5, and possibly more, of the first responders are dead, and many more injured.

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  9. How very profound.

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  10. Aunt Chrissy is pretty damn brilliant!

    I think a lot about you and Aunt Chrissy, Coni, and I hope every day that both of you are doing as well as can be expected.

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  11. Couldn't have said it any better. Be safe ladies.
    Hugs

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  12. Bless you, Aunt Chrissy. Beautiful prayer from a beautiful heart.

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  13. Amen Aunt Chrissy. Amen. Cathryn

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  14. God bless you both, that's a great sentiment, Aunt Chrissy. HUGS

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  15. From Chrissy's lips to God's ears!

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