Daily Blessing: Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had a good week. I hope you have had a good beginning of Lent, because it is going to be a long journey. I am looking forward to getting back on the road after an unexpected week off. Tomorrow I head out to my next mission at St. Elizabeth Parish in Rockville, MD. So as you journey through your weekend and into next week I ask your prayers for the faith community at St. Elizabeth Parish and for their mission preacher.
Making a Joyful Noise through Lent – Friday at Ash Wednesday – 03/07/2014
“There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.” (Pope Francis – Evangelii Gaudium – The Joy of the Gospel)
Lenten Daily Prayer: O God, help us to walk in your ways, help us to make a joyful noise today. May our lives be about the gifts of your love and may our words, actions and works bring life and joy to others and ourselves. May we never do anything for show but for the honor, glory and joy of the kingdom. May what we do always reflect a concern for others. Be with us always and when we struggle may we always hear your voice say "Do not fear, here I am!" Rejoice! Amen!
Runner's Thought: As we run today let us think of our breathing as inhaling God and exhaling extraneous thoughts, ideas and struggles. Let us allow all those thoughts that are buzzing about in our heads to move through our bodies and be expelled through our breath so that God has more space to be within us!
Making a Joyful Noise through Lent
Daily Blessing: Happy Thursday everyone! I trust you made it through Ash Wednesday and are now ready to set sail through Lent by making a Joyful Noise along the way. The sun is out here in Pelham but the temps are still on the cold side but we live in the hopefulness that spring is not far away.