Wednesday, July 23, 2008

and all manner of things shall be exceedingly well

i had bunion surgery and have been sitting with my foot up for 3 weeks. i've been pretty ok - lots of visits from friends and LOTS of help from friends makes it easier. but, lately, i've been getting seriously stir crazy. i've been holed up in my apt. the entire time save one doctor's appt. 2 weeks ago. i haven't even been out to my garden b/c i really needed to lie down with my foot elevated for the swelling. last night i had a temper tantrum. that helped.
today i got even more help. i woke up at 11 am (it's summer vacation for this teacher so i go to bed at 2 am). i woke up and thought, what is the point of getting up when i'm simply going from the bed to the couch to watch t.v. all day?
at some point today i logged onto bishop gene robinson's blog. in case you don't know he's the gay episcopal bishop who's not covering it up. he lives openly in a relationship and this pisses off some people. episcoschmucks. anyway, the archbishop of cantebury hosts a meeting/conference of episcopal/anglican bishops from all over the world at cantebury in england every 10 years. bp robinson was specifically told not to attend this lambeth conference. so, he went to england but not to the conference itself. he is ministering to lgbt people and his blog entries are really moving.
i found some inspiration for myself today from a prayer that someone sent him from the book of common prayer.
This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.
so, i shall gallantly watch old episodes of lost on my computer and west wing on dvd and keep reading robinson's blog and pray for him. i invite you to pray for him too. especially if you find him to be your enemy.