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Topic: Wow! (03/11/10)
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By Barbara Mahler
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Spiritual reflections of this type evoke an aspiration to change. For me, this one continues to be a tremendous benefit.
While reading to groups of young children at Christmas time I used the opportunity to ask them: “What makes you say “wow?” I felt renewed as I listened to their excited responses – Christmas, birthday presents, an ice cream sundae, playing in the park, a rainbow, an allowance – to name just a few. In turn I shared with the children that they make me say “wow,” and that they truly are the hope of our world.
Recently a friend, who is soon to become a grandmother for the second time, said that her new grandson will require three separate open heart surgeries – the first of which will occur when he is only three days old. She went on to explain that he has been diagnosed (in utero) with Hypo plastic left heart syndrome – a condition in which the left ventricle does not develop. The infant’s heart will essentially be reconstructed. It seems almost miraculous that this is possible – a “wow” to say the least.
I do not believe in coincidences – rather, that the hand of God participates in our lives. Because of this we are present for many “wow” events. My grandmother-to-be friend was invited to a baby shower, and was seated next to a woman whose grandson had the exact same diagnosis. He is now five years old and doing well. “Wow!”
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