Then, grace happens. In this little room on this new day, I am reminded that my arms, legs, truck, neck, head, fingers and toes are not lonely. I claim membership in one body much greater than me.
So in Christ we who are many form one body, each member belongs to the others. Romans 12:5
When I flew to Seattle and walked through the airport where gobs of people are on the move, I saw so many people in all manner of dress and motion. It seemed like half the world was in the Seattle/Tacoma Airport. They all looked healthy. Inside myself I said: "These people don't have Leukemia. I do." I felt isolated and contrasted. This morning, following my view in the mirror, I gained remembrance of rejoicing in the global community. Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body for we all partake of the one bread. I Corinthians 10:17
I like being one body with Carol, Liz, Susan W., Susan R. Marianne, Kathy, Claudia, Barb, Joan, Lenard, Joel, Bonnie, Connie, Enid, Lauri, Jin, Becky, Joe, Micala, Korrina, Kayla, Joshua, Shammond, Steven, Chris, Alison, Karen, Dorothy, Ric, Chuck, Billy, Stacie, Estelle, Steve, Bob, Lee and all God's children. Your infirmity is my infirmity. Your health is mine. God gives strength and Spirit to our bags of bones with perfect love. Bring this day on Lord. I am paddling. When I walk past the mirror again, I am smiling this time.