When you are scared, sad, hopeless, and feel helpless, who are the voices in your head that give you courage and strength?? You need to call on your inner voices!! Watch this short and fabulous video as Maya Angelou tells us how!
Maya Angelou is in a lot of people’s heads. Get her in yours! Also Here is a quick survey of other voices I took on the way to the parking lot one afternoon this week:
Tony Lawton (below left) says Muhammad Ali is in his head. “Not so much the words but the way he carried himself and set standards for a lot of kids. And he’s stood up for himself.” Tony also loves Bob Marley’s voice for freedom!
Clyde Lloyd, who is Covenant Community’s night manager, keeps his favorite quotes on his phone. One of his voices is from his Pastor Walter who says “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.” And “Your Past does not define who you are – it prepares you for who you are going to be.
Clyde also has Maya Angelou’s voice in his head and in his phone.
AND Maya Angelou spends the day with Pat Kiley! Pat says “I hear her voice and feel her calm and so many good things.”
Like “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
And “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.“
Today is a good day to listen to the wisdom of the ages and the faith of the mothers and fathers. Tonight (Wednesday) your clergy will be in the library at 6:30 for anybody who wants to talk about the election or anything else. The voices we carry in our heads will be there, too!!
I remember Pat telling one of you when you were dealing with a lot of stress because of family illness, “We will be here with you”
And let us count on that in Christ, dear Saints. No matter who voted what, we will be here with each other. Day by day and week by week. And by God’s grace we will be strengthened to be with others, to be voices and hands and hearts that heal and serve God’s world.
Jesus never said it would be easy. But there’s this PROMISE OF PRESENCE, the promise of the Holy Spirit, the Voice behind all the lifegiving voices we hear.