For some strange reason, Lord, you depend on
What possible need could you have for my
Why should you lean on me? Yet you do just that.
I am grateful. It is a challenge
and a trust,
an inspiration and a call to character.
If you are willing to depend on me,
weak and clumsy as I am,
I am eager not to fail you.
Lean on me, dear Lord.
At least pretend to find me a help.
May your sweet pretence
make me worthy of your very real trust.
— Father Daniel A. Lord S.J.
The above is from a series of prayerful reflections made by Father Lord after he was diagnosed with incurable cancer.
My friend Jeff recently had a recurrence of cancer and is going into chemotherapy today for the first time. Please pray for him.