Our friend, AOW, lost two of her three beloved cats to cancer within the last six months. Cameo on Easter Sunday, and Mysti three days ago, also on a Sunday. The following was written to honor their memory. It seemed the least we could do to mark the passing
of two dear friends and family members.
To Two Departed Too Soon
Hello, you two!
I wonder if you ever knew
How much we‘d miss you
If you moved away?
You’re no longer within reach,
You’ve taught us all you had to teach,
I guess, but between us there’s no breach,
And so no need to say
“We love you, and we always will. ––
We’re grateful that you joined us here to fill
Happy days and times we went downhill
With antics that brought smiles each time you’d play.”
… When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, … shut thy door, pray to thy Father … in secret; and thy Father … shall reward thee openly.
Your Father knoweth what things ye need
before ye ask him.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
[I]f ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you …
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
[Instead] lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven … For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be [pure], thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. …
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? …
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, … even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, … shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore [do not worry], saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? …
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and [everything you need] shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself … ~ § ~