A poem/prayer/reflection thingy I will be sharing with my Deacons this evening...
I do not stand alone
But with others to support me
I will stand my ground.
I do not see the way
But with others to walk it with me
I can make a path.
I do not possess the truth
But with others to witness to what they know
I will be able to discern what is right.
I cannot master all skills
But with others who will lend their accomplishments
I can do enough.
I cannot carry every burden
But with others to share it
I may bear my own load.
I cannot meet all needs
But with others to nourish and replenish me
I will be able to give enough.
I do not have limitless free choice
But with others to consult
I will make my own choices gladly.
I will not always be consistent
But with others to laugh at me
I will regain my equanimity.
I am not invincible
But with others to reach out a hand
I may learn from my mistakes and start again.
I cannot be perfect
But with others to make up the shortfall of my imperfections
I can be content to be good enough.
Nicola Slee, Doing December Differently, Wildgoose Publications, 2006, p 169