BLESSED ARE YOU who take time to listen to difficult speech
FOR YOU help us know that if we persevere, we can be understood.
BLESSED ARE YOU who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares of
FOR in your companionship, we find havens of relaxation.
BLESSED ARE YOU who never bid us “hurry up” and more blessed, you who do not
snatch our tasks from our hands to do them for us
FOR often we need time rather than help.
BLESSED ARE YOU who stand beside us as we enter new and untried ventures,
FOR our failures will be outweighed by times when we surprise ourselves and
BLESSED ARE YOU who ask for our help
FOR our greatest need is to be needed.
BLESSED ARE YOU who help us with the graciousness of Christ.
FOR oftentimes we need the help we cannot ask for.
BLESSED ARE YOU when, by all these things you assure us that the thing that
makes us individuals is not in our peculiar muscles, not in our wounded
nervous systems, nor in our difficulties in learning
BUT in the God-given self which no infirmity can confine.
REJOICE AND BE EXCEEDINGLY GLAD, and know that you give us reassurances that
could never be spoken in words,
FOR you deal with us as Christ dealt with all His children.
— Author Unknown