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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Do you remember that Seinfeld episode when Jerry was chastising the airport rental car clerk for not having a car ready for him after "securing" his reservation for it?
"I don't understand; I made a reservation," says Jerry.
"Yes, we have the reservation, unfortunately we ran out of cars," she explains, er, tries to, anyway.
Jerry goes on to tell her that the whole point of the reservation is to, you know, keep the car waiting for him upon arrival. He goes so far as to define "reservation" for her and tells her why they have reservations in the first place.
"I know why we have reservations!" she snaps. "I don't think you do," he says noting that anyone can TAKE a reservation but that the key is to HOLD the reservation or else it's pointless. "That's really the most important part, the holding," he emphasizes. And Jerry is right about that ... the holding IS the most important part but not just for reservations; for pretty much everything.
Just consider the power of the hold as it relates to building structures, photography poses, monetary investments, and generally, in the care taking of all things of worth here on the third rock from the sun -- mostly the other humans, correct?
Even footing, a good toehold, a firm grip, a strong grasp -- when you stop to think about it; there's almost no scenario in which careful, strategic and secure holding is immaterial to a project, initiative, entity or person of meaning. If you still aren't convinced; just think back to the last time you let a golden opportunity slip through your fingers.
So hold on tight to what -or more importantly, who- matters most in this quick, crazy romp we call life. And as for those things that truly AREN'T significant --think anger, regret, bitterness, fear, doubt, worry-- those you can drop like a hot potato. #happyholding
Rom 8:15bc R. Alleluia, alleluia. You have received a spirit of adoption as sons through which we cry: Abba! Father! Gospel Lk 11:1-4 Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test."