Rejoice in Time of Need

“No, I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife,” stirring my pot of fish chowder and setting the table in a welcoming way. It is times like these we need each other to endure the trials of life and ensure no one is alone. Katie is coming, she recently lost her husband to suicide and has three children to parent . Mary will be late, her six year old son is at Children’s Hospital waiting for a new kidney. Carla just drove up. She found out that she has cancer and treatment will start early next week. I have no time to weep over the things we are unable to control. The Bible says to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.Today we will rejoice the fact that we have each other!

P. Wolf, author linking with dverse’s prompt:

Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose of up to or exactly 144 words, including the given line.


No, I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

Zora Neale Hurston

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Romans 12:15
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    1. David,
      This is life. Sometimes people don’t want to talk about the”bad stuff” until it’s too late. If only everyone who is suffering could be touched by another person who could hold them up during their trial, life would be a better place 😉

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  1. This is a beautiful use of the prompt, Patti! Life will throw all kinds of problems our way, but we can still rejoice at all we are blessed with.


  2. Beautifully, beautifully said. It’s very uplifting in the face of life and how it impacts others. It brought tears to my eyes as well, and I think it’s starting to change my perspective on how I view things. Thank you. ❤


  3. Patti, your prosery brought tears to my eyes. Like Lillian said such affirmation and positive spirit infuses your words. Being there for someone can make all of the difference ❤


  4. I LOVE this! Such affirmation and such a positive outlook. Exactly right that we must not waste time crying over what we cannot change but do what we can and celebrate the blessings, however small, that we and others have. Thank you for writing this!


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