The sporadic ramblings of Emily C. A. Snyder - devoted to God, theatre, writing, and much randominity.

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Artistic Director and Co-Founder of TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS. | Author of "Nachtstürm Castle," "Niamh and the Hermit." | Playwright: "Cupid and Psyche," "Math for Actors." | Classical director and educator.

Monday, November 13, 2006

This is why Moms are amazing

She gave me this. I had forgotten. He's in charge, as Tom reminds me daily. Thank God for God.

Cardinal Newman Meditation

God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has commited some work to me
Which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission -
I may never know it in this life,
But I shall be told it in the next.

I am a link in a chain,
A bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught.

I shall do good.
I shall do Hs work.
I shall be an angel of peace,
A preacher of truth in my own place
While not intending it -
If I do but keep His Commandments.

Whatever, wherever I am
I can never be thrown away.
If I am sick, my sickness may serve Him;
In perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him;
If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about.

He may take away my friends,
He may throw me among strangers,
He may make me feel desolate,
Make my spirits sink,
Hide my future from me -

Still He knows what He is about.
Therefore I will trust Him.

~ John Henry Cardinal Newman 1801-1890

Mood: Pensive
Music: "Keep Myself Awake" from top 25 played
Thought: There art thou happy.


Anonymous Damask Rose said...

Good old Mom - and good old Newman! (Hope that doesn't sound disrespectful!)

Anyway thank you for this; it's very helpful to me at the mome.

Hope you are well, dear Emily!

2:09 PM  

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