Monday Morning Mary: Let Changing Sheets Be a Prayer

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Let Changing Sheets Be a Prayer

If you are able to change
your own sheets
consider it a blessing.
It means you have working limbs
and enough energy and health
to do this important thing.

It also means you have a bed.
Something else to be grateful for.

There is a woman who comes
to the retreat center
after the weekend
to change all the sheets.
She chooses to do this
without pay or praise.
She simply readies the bed
for the next weary
seeker of wisdom or refuge.
She rolls up the old worries
and spreads out a fresh canvas,
her arms raising and lowering,
creating a billowing ripple
in the fabric of the world,
a prayer that somehow
reaches each of us breathing.

Our Lady Star of the Sea - July

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3 thoughts on “Monday Morning Mary: Let Changing Sheets Be a Prayer

  1. Beautiful thoughts, Cheryl. I learned to be thankful for the ability to do housework after having worked in an extended care hospital back in the 80’s. Many of the residents longed to be independent again.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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