I asked my Father…?

how-much-do-you-love-god

I asked the Lord for greater love for others

He put the most obnoxious person in my path

I asked the Lord for a heart for the abused

He showed me my mother who by my schizophrenic father was beaten and bruised

I asked the Lord for solutions to those in the plight of poverty

He asked me, “Kevin, what are you doing for the suffering you see?”

I asked the Lord for wisdom of how to advocate for those who are poor and have challenges

He put me on the path of abuse, illness and poverty

That with that insight I would help them be treated with dignity

I asked the Lord for love for the worst of humanity

He put a relative filled with seething hatred and bitterness into my life

Who brought into my life much disharmony

She got saved before dying of cancer

Our Father said to me, “Kevin, always have compassion for humanity

For the worst can always come to Me when forgiveness of their sin they ask

I will change them inside

That love in their hearts for others would always abide.”

God asked me, “Kevin, how much do you love Me?”

I said, “Father, more than I could ever express

You loved me when my life was in a mess

When the path for my life I did not know

Oh, how I felt You love me so!

You showed me the way to go

Your Son took upon Him all my sin

That new life, new love for others would dwell within

You called me to forgive my father and all who have hurt me

That Your love for them You would put in my heart

Then, the road to my inner healing did start.”

Then, our Father said to me,

“Kevin, always have faith for those you think are beyond hope

The darkest of people can always come to Me

I said, “Father, may that truth I always see.”

Kevin Osborne is training to become a minister, psychotherapist and chaplain. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch. She makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.  Kevin is planning on taking graduate studies there. Karen is also planning on entering an M.A.-Ph.D. program through St. James the Elder Seminary majoring in Christian Psychology. 

Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.

https://osborne2029.wordpress.com/

 

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About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on May 19, 2016, in Poetry, Rethinking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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