Give Us This Day Our …………….

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by Padmum who is on a sabbatical and is unlikely to participate today. The five other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, gaelikaa, Maxi, Paul, Shackman, and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

No, it is not the royal us, but my list of all the things that I ask every day for a humble me.

Electricity.  The moment I wake up I need to switch on a bedside lamp so that I don’t bump into furniture.  I also need it for the rest of the day and evening for various gadgets without which the household will not function the way it does otherwise and those indispensable things like the radio and television.

Running water. For my morning ablutions and for the rest of the day’s requirements.

Quiet.  For my morning meditation session.

Cooking gas.  For making my morning cup of tea, and for cooking other meals.

Internet connection. To catch up with mail that would have arrived overnight, and to keep returning to throughout the day.

A healthy milk man. So that he can deliver the daily ration of milk on time for me to make breakfast for me and the family as well as to start a batch of yogurt.

A healthy news paper deliver man. So that he can deliver my daily quota of news papers for giving me the news as well as the four crossword puzzles that I solve every day.

Various other conveniences like a problem free car to take out at need, availability of drivers on call at short notice, auto rickshaws and taxis and other shops that need to be open for us to buy our daily needs.

A functioning land line telephone and mobile telephone.

And the money to afford all these conveniences and the health to enjoy them as I do.

You do get the drift don’t you?  My grand parents did not ask for any of these things and my parents did not either till well into their middle age.  My son will add a few things to that list that for him and his bride will be absolutely essential and the story goes on.

So, the Lord’s prayer taken literally for just the daily bread will not do for me in modern life!  And I cannot ask Him to forgive me my trespasses / sins as He has already ensured that at my age I am not led into temptation.



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