February 26, 2016
Matthew 17:1-9
2 Peter 1:16-21
Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 2

Down from the Mountain
Transfiguration Sunday

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Peter Andrew Smith
"Down from the Mountain" by Peter Andrew Smith
"Peaks and Valleys" by John Fitzgerald

Down from the Mountain
by Peter Andrew Smith
Matthew 17:1-9

Jessica took the tray of dishes from in front of Martha and put them on the cart.

“Thank you,” Martha said.

“You’re very welcome. How was everything today?”

“It was lovely. Please tell Keith that I appreciated his homemade jam on the bread. It made the lunch extra special today.”

“I’ll let him know.” Jessica paused. “If I see some of the jam left over would you like me to put it to one side for you?”

“Please.” Martha paused. “Unless there is someone else who wants it. I’ve had some so I don’t want to be greedy.”

“Martha, I don’t think I would ever consider you greedy or selfish in any way,” Jessica said. “Of all the people here in the nursing home you are the kindest, most considerate person I speak to during my day.”

Martha shook her head. “There are lots of fine people here.”

“There are good people here but I always feel uplifted after I’ve been to your room.”

“Thank you. All of the staff here are such treasures that every day I feel blessed by each one of you.”

Jessica felt her face grow warm. “We’re just doing our jobs.”

“No, you are caring and considerate. You always have a kind word and take time to speak to me. Keith makes the effort to know what all of the residents like and what they miss from home. People like you make living here that much better.” Martha reached out her hand. “Thank you.”... >>Click here for the full installment.

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