Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Prayer, and something to think about

I haven't been able to join in Spiritual Sunday in a while. Today I'm sharing two things that were in our church bulletin.

The first is a prayer to pray before going on the internet.

Almighty and eternal God, who created us in Your image and taught us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we ask You, that during our journeys through the internet, we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to You and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reflection Questions for Family Discussion

1. Share a time in your life when your heart seemed like a mixture of belief and lack of faith at the same time.

2. Relate an experience that brought peace to your life in the middle of difficulties.

3. Who do you know who lives and acts as if Christ is truly alive? How does this person affect you?

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

This is my favorite Easter decoration. My husband made the crown of thorns from a vine on our bouganvillia bush. The old family bible is about a hundred years old.

This vignette is in a niche between our dining room and living room.

I received this nail on Easter Sunday at our church several years ago.
A message is in the nail.
This nail haunts me as I study it and visualize how the nails, which were much bigger, were hammered into Jesus' wrists and feet.
His love for us is symbolized in those nails.
He died for me, and for you.

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