Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thoughts for This Thursday...

Today is Maundy Thursday...mournful and somber.

Earlier this week, a beautiful, vibrant, joyful girl, Madeline Alice Spohr passed away unexpectedly at the tender and inexplicably-too-early age of 17 months. Please take a moment and remember her family in your thoughts today---and if you're a praying sort, please offer a few upward in their behalf. Maybe even go the extra mile and consider donating to March of Dimes--as the family has requested--in their sweet daughter's memory.


The Last Supper
by Rainer Maria Rilke


They are assembled, astonished and disturbed 'round him, who like a sage resolved his fate,
and now leaves those to whom he most belonged, leaving and passing by them like a stranger.

The loneliness of old comes over him which helped mature him for his deepest acts; now will he once again walk through the olive grove, and those who love him still will flee before his sight.

To this last supper he has summoned them, and, like a shot that scatters birds from trees, their hands draw back from reaching for the loaves upon his word.

They fly across to him; they flutter, frightened, 'round the supper table searching for an escape. But he is present everywhere like an all-pervading twilight-hour.
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7 comments:

cat said...

May you have a blessed Easter.

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Thanks for the kind words....
May you have a blessed Easter..
Prayfully yours,
Annmarie

MereCat said...

Beautiful.

MereCat said...

Beautiful.

Dianna said...

thank you for the Holy Week thoughts .. we will pray for Madeline's family.
Have a Blessed Easter!

Missy said...

Praying for Madeline's family! Thanks for posting that - I was unaware! Have a blessed Easter!

ChefDruck said...

The image of that smiling little girl has been in my head all day. It's hard to see the meaning in such a tragic death.