THE GREEN MILE

October 31, 2017

Although this film came out a few years ago, it was just recently that I got to learn more about it and what it has to teach us about the mysterious ways God works in and through our lives. For those who know nothing about this film, it is the story of a man Paul Edgecombe who was once the block supervisor of the Cold Mountain Penitentiary Death row, nicknamed “The Green Mile,” because of the color of the linoleum. It is his story about the transformative power one of his inmates, John Coffey, a 6 ft 8 inch powerfully built black man had on his life. Coffey had been convicted of raping and murdering two small white girls.

Throughout this story we watch as Paul comes to realize that John possesses gifts that defy his understanding. He cures Paul of a urinary tract infection. He cures the warden’s wife of an inoperable brain tumor. John also has the gift of seeing things. When touched by the man who had raped and murdered the young girls he saw the event. By the end of the story, we know that those healed by John gained an unnaturally long lifespan. He saw John’s ghost at the scene when he was holding his wife while she died.

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What reminds you to respect the complexity and mystery of life?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 31, 2017

LIFE=UNCONDITIONAL LOVE — Can you feel the equation? I would like to say i can and perhaps one day i will, until then I will reflect on it

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 30, 2017

Life is filled with ebbs and flows. We can try to explain the changes, but all we know is that the Divine is in control of the tidal shifts

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I DON’T KNOW

October 29, 2017

This week has been such a challenge, well actually the last few weeks. Bruce’s passing pierced my heart in a way I cannot even begin to explain. I am so grateful he is no longer suffering, but there are not words to explain the ways he touched my heart. He was one of the first of Zoe’s family that I met and we bonded immediately at Rose’s funeral. Funny, it was he and Joanie who welcomed me into the family from day one. Never a question or a comment. Bruce began calling me cousin Sharon from day one. My heart is filled with memories we created together. From the time he let me hold and comfort him at Rose’s funeral to the day he wept from his heart at a plate of Lemon Drop cookies. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to know this groovy kind of guy. Nobody can say it like he can. Maybe that is why I love Maryanna so much, she always says she is a groovy kind of gal. Too bad they never met.

I think about all the people have made transition this week. Bruce, Michael who came to live with you again at the young age of 17, and Jerry who like Bruce fought a long battle with cancer. I don’t understand this disease. I don’t understand why people die when they do. I don’t understand why there are some deaths which sadden me and others that leave a whole in my heart that I just cannot explain. I just don’t understand and I am not sure I ever will, other than to know that there work here on earth was done.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 29, 2017

Did you see it? The Divine just did a new thing, did you see it? How many miracles have you missed because you did not recognize them

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 28, 2017

It does not know how many questions you can find the answers to, there is also more that you will never understand, so just say i don’t know

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 27, 2017

Life is a mystery. There are just somethings we do and cannot explain or understand. There are some things that just leave us in awe

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SONG OF THE WEEK

October 26, 2017

This week’s song of the week reminds us to just let the mystery be. https://youtu.be/nlaoR5m4L80

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 26, 2017

The mystery of our journey helps us move us through suffering, through the cleansing tears, & brings us to a space of humility and healing.

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