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In a recent retreat I attended, the question posed was:
What do you thirst for in life?
The easy and obvious answers came forth: career, prosperity, good health, etc. That did not please our presenter. Rather, he suggested we focus on the premise that we are created for love and that God gives us love through created things. Then he quoted John Paul II, saying:
“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions. It does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.”
We moved on to a short story of a father with his child walking along the beach. Very content, the boy with his toys sat at the edge of the waves with his back to the ocean. Puzzled, the father said to the boy, “If you turn around, you will discover an ocean of mysteries.” My guess is that at times the Holy Trinity sees us in that perspective. Then when I silently answered what I thirst for, emptying my heart for him, God graciously gave me himself.
What do you really thirst for?
I pray you will find refreshment with God during this Holy Week.
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It’s time to think ahead for celebrating Easter Sunday dinner.
How about creating a jovial centerpiece for the table?
Instead of daisies, I think tulips would be dazzling
Fancy carrot salad
Roasted leg of lamb Provençale
Strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie
What will you be preparing for your Easter celebration?
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Morning droplets show
Lime polka dots everywhere
Last days of March
Photo of Jerusalem
When the people welcomed Jesus riding on a donkey toward the gate of Jerusalem, they shouted “Hosanna in the Highest.” Five days later they shouted “Crucify him!”
It seems to me that we should be singing “Hosanna” every day given the fact that Hosanna means, “Come please save…us.”
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“If Christ didn’t rise from the dead, then our faith is in vain.”
–John Cardinal O’Connor
In the midst of following in Jesus’ Passion, let us remember those now preparing for Baptism, while for those of us already baptized, let Grace continue to transform our lives.