Take a deep breath
The news might just stop your ability to breathe. There is the presidential hoopla, gasp, the monetary crisis, gasp, the change of climate prognosis, gasp, the health scares all around, and I gasp for breath. The news is taking my breath away.
As I sit in mediation each morning, I think of other news.
I breathe in hope
I gather all that I know of Jesus Christ and breathe in his good news.
I breathe out faith
I let go of my own fears and expectations and surrender to my faith in him.
I hold charity
I hold the exhale and let the word charity, the pure love of Christ, stay suspended for a brief second, thinking on that more excellent way, praying that I might have that gift today.
It works, most days, and holds the bad news at bay.
I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.