Every craft, skill, profession has a beginning, someone who started doing something that eventually led to a business, that led to an industry. I don’t know who the first quilter was, or what prompted them to begin cutting up fabric, stitching it together, adding batting and a backing however I’m grateful. Grateful, and warm. Two very good things.
Quilting is as creative as it is practical. Designs ranging from four-patches and nine-patches to Sherry Reynolds Best of Show, Eternal Beauty, at Quilt Festival in Houston. We, as quilt makers, lean on the creative spirit of those who started quilting in some meaningful way, we benefit from their experience, and we in making, tell their tale, the tale of figuring out complex patterns, buying and cutting up fabric specifically for their work, or using everything they had on hand. Creating complex applique and trapunto. Good golly I could go on forever and a day with this.
While spending the week with a family member, a friend reached out for some assistance with tweaking her resume. While normally struggling with my own resume helping this friend with hers gave me a bit more confidence to tweak my own. Friends are good. We need their support, encouragement as well as the opportunity to support and encourage them. This friend helped me get an outfit together for a job interview this week. thank you!
Way back in the day one of the Priests I admire greatly would always say in speaking of those who have gone on before us, “on whose shoulders we stand” connecting us to our ancestors in a deep and profound way. Hebrews 12: 1,2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.
Like friendships we are connected by faith to those who have gone on before us. This video speaking to our connection to the Saints, and saints explains this connection.
When Jesus died, the veil in the Temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, thus tearing, ending the veil between our earthy life and our heavenly life. We do spend a lifetime hopefully moving in the direction of our heavenly home. At the Transfiguration Jesus speaks with a very living Moses, and Elijah. We, as Catholics do not worship the Saints, we honor them.As they are in the Presence of God we ask their intercession, just as you and I speak to one another asking for prayer, and encouragement. We have One God, and Father of all.
I do ask you my friends to continue holding me in prayer, as I hold you. I do pray for you every day in some way. May we enjoy the beauty of friendship here and now, and when our earthly lives end.