We may not know the "story" behind each tear stained face, but we know we are part of something much bigger….bringing the healing heart of Christ to others. For those of us in the troupe it is pure gift. We are forever changed with every presentation, and we carry those faces with us and hold them up in prayer.
For me, the song "We are Called," is the driving force…"we are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly…we are called to serve one another...to walk humbly with God…"
It is with a heart of gratitude that I thank Alice and Bill Brown for creating these beautiful stations…..and to all those in the troupe who have helped me grow, empowering me to be more "for" others, using (and finding) that which God has blessed me with to somehow share or lighten another's burdens.
And so, I call you each by name and thank you….
For Robin, selfless and loving, who provides the beautiful music, and has touched me with her tender heart, and who has taught me more than I can ever articulate in words
For Tony, with his tender, kind, loving warm persona….never rattled, always calm and encouraging, a quiet strength, and always a twinkle in his eyes
For Deb, my singing partner who has the voice of an angel….singing with Deb has enhanced my music with the beautiful blending of our voices….and the love behind every note….a heart connection
For Brian, a man who is a chaplain in waiting, positive and upbeat in spite of his own life struggles (and he wouldn't call them struggles….he'd probably call them challenges for growth), loving and warm
And for Kim, one of the gentlest souls I have ever known, an incredibly gifted person in so many ways, humble (never expecting or looking for praise and accolades), so willing to help me out and encourage me….I can't articulate what I want to say, for some things can only be spoken in the heart….
For Alice and Bill….there aren't enough words to thank you for the opportunity you have given me and the love behind it….and so much more.