Degrees of Illness

I have three very dear friends who are in the highest degrees of illness.

I, on the other hand, will most likely return, in about a month, to a bearable and livable degree of health.

Yesterday there were tears of despondency. Just for me, for my loneliness.

Yesterday I realized the difference between the condition of those friends and my own. They face heavier burdens and are lonely too.

The tears stopped.

The prayers continued.

And as if to confirm and delight in my proper perspective, today there is the redbird posing and the baby swallows practicing their soaring, and the blue birds dancing and playing around their tiny house.

Thank You Father, please guard the hearts of my friends from despair in their degrees of illness.

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