SHOULDERS are a fascinating miracle of the human structure. An intricate assemblage of bone, joint, tissue, muscle and tendon, SHOULDERS provide a variety of useful functions. They allow us to reach objects high above our heads. SHOULDERS assist in the pushing and pulling of heavy objects. SHOULDERS provide a great place for the neck and head to rest. And the SHOULDER can be a place where we allow a friend or loved one to rest their head in times of stress or grief. More, SHOULDERS are symbolic of strength and stature. They are a platform for another to stand upon. When I was a child I played with these magnetic plastic people. The object was to see how many could stand upon each other’s shoulders. They fascinated me. I found I could build a sturdier structure by placing them in a pyramid form; more on the bottom than on the top, each one holding only a portion of the weight of the next. This seemed to be the best solution for creating the highest formation. We are continuously standing on the SHOULDERS of those who have preceded us; in our lives, in our work, in our families and in our world. And we in turn will provide the SHOULDERS for those who come after us. It is an outworking of Divine proportions. Working together, supporting just a portion of one another we create something much higher than ourselves. SHOULDERS are a miraculous manifestation of strength and stature and we can join together to build something quite high, stable and ultimately miraculous.
© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra