Tuesday, 20 October 2009

What do you want me to do for you?

Reflecting on this week's gospel: Mark 10: 46-52 - Blind Bartimaeus encounters Jesus.
I imagine Jesus being persistent in his questioning until he gets to the heart of the matter.

What do you want me to do for you?
Well, Lord, where do I start?
The roof needs replacing
The windows are draughty
We could do with upgrading the equipment
so that folk can hear better
and see better
What do you want me to do for you?
Some beanbags for the youth group
and soft play for the wee ones
Cushions for the pews
so the old folks don't get numb
What do you want me to do for you?
More helpers for the youth groups
and carers for the seniors
companions for the shut-ins
so they don't feel alone
What do you want me to do for you?
More seekers on the journey
exploring faith together
new folks and the auld yins
travelling down the same worn path
What do you want me to do for you?
More love for the difficult ones
and patience for the cantankerous
and room for the misery guts
who need a place to be
strength for the weak ones
and faith for the doubters
joy for the gloomy
space that all may simply be
What do you want me to do for you?
Me?
Me, Lord?
Oh I just need a hug.

Liz Crumlish October 2009

2 comments:

Ruth Whitehead said...

Thanks for this Liz - it reminded me of the poem "KIng John's Christmas' from AA Milne
http://www.whimsy.org.uk/child_verse.html
if you don't know it

And it really helped me get past the question - what do I want? All that 'stuff' gets in the way of acknowledging we need to be loved - we need grace - simple, really! God bless you & yours.

liz said...

Cheers, Ruth. We forget that it's OK to make it all about us occasionally.