I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have anointed him.
While perusing the Psalms, I stopped at Psalm 89. A few verses down the page, I found this reference to David. What a nice reminder it is of God’s esteem for each one of us…
I’ve been surrounded by unique and amazing people all of my life. I come from a large family. My earliest memories include a plethora of family gatherings. I grew up down the block from our church and attended our parish school. Those I met there became a sort of extended family to me. I worked at a grocery store throughout high school and college. During my shifts, people of every sort made their way past my cash register. Their familiar faces added much to those long days. After college, I married, began my teaching career, became involved in my new parish church and enjoyed more friendships. These and all of the people I’ve met since have enriched my life’s journey in unique ways. Hopefully, I’ve done the same for a few of them.
It seems to me that King David isn’t God’s only anointed one. Because we are all God’s children, we are all anointed, too. Each of us is sent to bless those around us and to bless this world with the gift of our unique selves.
Thank you, Dear God, for empowering us to enrich the lives of those you have given us to love!
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