Daily Thoughts: The Feast of Christ the King has never been one of my favorite feasts. I think it is because kings have never really been a positive image for me during my life time. I have grown up in the age of democracy, kings and kingdoms seem to be part of the past. I have read about kings and kingdoms. I have studies them in school. Over the course of history one can find a lot a positive images, stories and experiences of kings and kingdoms however from a personal perspective they are part of days gone by, not the reality of my life experience.
Daily Prayer: Loving God, may we look beyond the earthly images of king and find your loving presence in our life this day and always. May it lead us to truth, life, holiness, grace, justice, joy and peace. May it make us true workers in your eternal kingdom of love! Amen!
Daily Blessing: Happy Feast of Christ the King! Have a blessed and holy Sunday. May we celebrate this day with joy and peace for this is the Day that the Lord has made so let us rejoice and be glad. May there always be work for us to do. May our pockets and purses always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on our windowpanes. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of family, a loved one and a friend always be near and may God fill our hearts with gladness and love that we in turn can share!
A Runner's Thoughts: "Happiness is an inexpressibly misleading and temporary thing, decides nothing; the true stations of joy are on the road which lies through simple endurance." (Rainer Maria Rilke)
As anyone who has stopped to read my at my blog or web site knows I am not a great writer. I cannot use words like a painter uses a brush and colors to create a beautiful picture or like a great musician uses an instrument to give life to music written on a score. My words are ordinary, mundane and imperfect. They are not elegant or masterfully crafted. You might say when I write I paint stick figures and create predictable sounds.
Daily Thoughts: And Jesus said, "They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God...God is not the God of the dead, but of the living for in God all are alive." Two important gifts we need to remember that we are children of God and God is about life not death. How do we live these gifts? Do we recognize that we are children of God? Are we always about life?