As Good Friday approaches, I decided to share this thought and small incident.
Considering who He is, He epitomizes humility.
A few years ago, when Lisa and I met her godparents at a parking lot, we wanted their blessing. Katherine is Irish and John a Singaporean Chinese, but they had settled in the USA decades ago and were visiting Singapore. Instinctively, Lisa and I went down on our knees and it blew their mind, what with people and cars passing. For us, it was a natural position to receive blessings from our parents.
This is not extraordinary, as in many cultures, it is customary to bow low and to even touch forehead to earth – yes, in this day and age.
Whatever our Faith and how-so-ever we address Him, it matters not,
But only that we pray and never forget our “roots” and He who nourishes us.
A dialogue between Father and Son.
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That’s marvellous Soumya,
I see that you expanded on the couplet. Great memories.
Peace dear, Eric
Wonderful spiritual post, my dear friend. Wishing you and your family a lovely weekend xx
Thank you Christy B,
May I also wish you and your family a Joyous and Blessed Easter.
🙂 Eric 🙂
Thank-you, dear friend!! 🙂
Beautiful words and thoughts the post about you and your wife receiving a blessing and the two insets to your post. I wish you a Happy and truly Blessed Easter xxx
Thank you so very much and also for reading the prompt – The Coming > http://wp.me/p1YE83-sF > I think this captures what Our Lord and Father go through every year.
May I also wish you and yours a Happy and Blessed Easter,
Thank you Eric and you and yours too!
Happy Easter my lovely buddy with loving hugs for you, Lisa and your family…blessings at this time of year and beyond for you all – Xxx
Hello Jane buddy,
Wishing you and yours a lovely long weekend and all things good for this Easter and beyond, too.
Much luv and hugz coming your way,
Whenever we left the house my mother would say, “Go with god.” We would answer, “Be with God.” to her. Back then we spoke Polish.
That’s lovely Ron and something worth holding on to, I reckon.
People of many cultures/languages have something similar – but fast dying off. Now, if one receives a grunt – that’s something.
Right on, Eric. It’s a shame. Take care.
Happy Easter! 🙂
A Happy and Blessed Easter, Gys 🙂
Quite touching, Eric. Easter blessings, Peg.
Thank you Peg.
Wishing you and all your lovelies a blessed Easter 🙂
A lovely shared remembrance, Eric, a bow to you and yours with a Happy Easter wish… from me Pen xx
Thank you Penny – all good wishes for Easter, Eric
Happy Easter Eric
Thank you Susan – all good wishes flow your way too, for Easter 🙂
dust of the ground
he smudges on his forehead,
for the soil had the
blessings of the
and noble saints!
Happy Easter Eric!
sorry forgot! The post and the haiku inspired these lines! Thanks for writing such wonderful ones,which instantly touch the core
Yes, I know and no need to feel so anxious 🙂
Incidentally, I’ve some news for you – this comment of yours marks the 10,000th comment my blog received – can you believe that! You just celebrated your 10K not too long ago, I recall.
Wow! thts pretty nice ! Yes I did ! Iam the lucky mascot then! 🙂
You are – now I will remember you even more – my 10 carat mascot 😆
This is lovely Soumya – all the more as I know it was so spontaneous. Thank you and I will treasure this.
I believe you are celebrating Holi tomorrow – have fun 🙂
— Eric —
Thanks Eric for your wishes and also for the evergreen warm welcome
May the sun shine brightly, on Easter Sunday, for you and your family.
Many thanks and may I wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy Easter 🙂
I think it’s a good custom. There is too little respect for parents in today’s world and look at the mess the world is in. The ancients had a similar custom when a student greeted his tutor.
Can’t agree with you more Ian.
I’m all for children having freedom of choice, expressing opinions, etc – I reckon we can do all of this and yet maintain some “respect”
Of course, this is slippery ground as we have varied ideas of what constitutes “adequate respect” – so, to each his/her own it seems
All the best for the weekend,
Touching and very in character.
Enjoy your risen Lord on Sunday. May the day touch your lives as much as you touch the lives of others!
Thank you Jane,
We all need His constant touch.
Peace and blessings, Eric
Beautiful Eric, Wish you and your Family a blessed day 🙂
This is for you 🙂
He went looking for his roots,
digging up potatoes, tapiocas and carrots too.
A bunny he was not and eggs he did not like.
All he wanted was to find some roots to nibble and chew.
Guess who he is and perhaps we can all join him too.
If you thought it was a panda, a bandicoot or even a groundhog –
well, I don’t have a clue.
I made this up, influenced by a friend I know 😆
All good wishes, Eric
Wish you a happy Easter
Thank you Padmini and all best wishes to you and loved ones too, Eric
A very touching and beautiful act indeed which I believe will always remain in the memories of the receiver and the blesser.
Happy Easter !! I’ll join the hopping bunny to hunt for Easter eggs..LOL.
Yes, this incident came to the fore and I felt an urge to share it.
Hopping with the bunny, huh? Poor bunny 🙂
and Have a Peace-filled Easter to you too Eric!
Yes, we all need more peace in our lives and to share this with all we meet.
All good wishes for this Easter,
Beautiful haiku. Happy Easter to you too Eric.
Thank you for your visit dear.
Thank you Mia,
Easter blessings to you and your family. I continue to delight in hearing your story.
Thank you Bill and all good wishes for Easter to you and your loved ones too, Eric 🙂