From Sunday to Monday…..

I often find myself sitting in Church and clinging to a nugget of scripture, music or teaching that I commit to carrying through my week.

The kind of moment when it seems like just what my heart and soul needs….

The words that I am sure I won’t forget…

And then I get home to journal or reflect and I can’t remember them.

Am I the only one who has that I wonder?

And so tonight I share with you one of my favorite benedictions.

benediction

As you leave this place

may the Living Lord go with you;

May he go behind you, to encourage you,
beside you, to befriend you,
above you, to watch over you,
beneath you, to lift you from your sorrows,
within you, to give you the gifts of faith, hope, and love,
and always before you, to show you the way.

I will read these words every morning and remember they are words that I carry from Sunday into Monday!