is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Forty Words for Forty Days: Day 6-Care

Care is a word that tugs on something deep in the soul. It pulls and reshapes “what is” into something that “will be.” It rearranges the heart, the mind, and the will.

Today, I took my cat to the vet for care. The vet’s care was different than my care. Her care involved an exam and x-rays and a prescription. My care involves fourteen years of body caresses, nose touching, ear scratching, fur petting, and head kisses.

Her care reshapes the “what is” into a healthy future that “will be” for my cat, and I am sure that her soul is a bit rearranged by her knowing that she was able to make my cat more comfortable.

My care reshapes the “what is” into a future that “will be” eventually sad for me. But I embrace this kind of care because the rearranging of my soul that has been done by this kind of care has made me a more complete and whole person. With gladness, I say that I care for a cat.

Here is my reflective question for the day: “How has care rearranged your soul?”

1 comment:


I am enjoying your Lenten words. Today's regarding care in relation to our care of a pet is an exceedingly "full" word to contemplate. I have no answer for you now regarding how care how shaped my soul......but the word and thought is in me for reflection. (You might have seen I touched on pets and souls over at my site today - certainly not in the same context)......

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