I need the following text recording (the instructions are as above) and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org please. Read it as a meditation, fairly slowly, but not stilted. I’ll cut up your voice with the rest and make something beautiful out of this (see the Resources section for examples). If, after this, you are inspired to, please consider recording some of the Psalms still listed so we can eventually complete the project.
A simple round inanimate object
Easily overlooked when lying on the ground
Designed, made and created for the purpose of joining things
Yet …All different in size, depth, orientation, age and composition
What attracted you to your button?
What made it stand out for you?
Turn it over, examine it closely
Look at the beauty
Yet….All united in purpose, usefulness, pleasure and shape
Hold the button
You are the button
Precious, unique, important, useful, designed and different
Is your button lost or found?
Is it damaged or mint?
Is it worn or shiny?
Is it used or unused?
Is it Chipped or perfect?
Buttons fit into buttonholes, but they need to be the right size and fit
Before God we are all unique, he has a purpose for each of us just like the hole.
Reflect on that purpose right now before God
Each button needs a thread to hold it firm; Love is that thread it must be tied strong to keep it from unravelling.
How strong is your thread today?
What can you say to God now?
Lord when we pre-judge help us to open our eyes
Lord have mercy
Christ when we turn away from those in need, help us to open our eyes
Christ have mercy
Lord in a world that is often too busy to engage, help use slow down and look around us, to open our eyes.
Lord have mercy