Because You Matter to Me…

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
~Emily Dickinson

So if there is any encouragement in Christ,
any comfort from love,

any participation in the Spirit,
any affection and sympathy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind,
having the same love,
being in full accord and of one mind.
…. in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others.
~Philippians 2: 1-4

Walk in a manner worthy of the calling
to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness,
with patience,
bearing with one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4: 1-3

By wearing a mask…

If I can stop one person from infection,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease another’s worry,
Though masking goes against the grain,
Or help a divided country be
Restored to health again,
I shall not live in vain.

I wear a mask because you matter to me…

5 thoughts on “Because You Matter to Me…

  1. I love your heart! And I see in the tangled webs of busy spiders, the droplets of dew or rain that gather there on their journey. Life-giving drops of water. Your writing is like that….. life-giving drops of water for the soul. Thank you Emily!

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  2. Wearing a mask . . . it really is a small thing to do; I hate them as much as anybody but, after all, it isn’t just about me.
    Your blog is refreshing in so may ways. You have an exquisite way with words.

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  3. I just read this post today. I am thanking God and you for being His instrument. I needed this scripture today. You have impacted and blessed me. Thank you.

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