The Quotable


May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sacred Space


The Crucifixion
porcelain by Therese Meisling


This Good Friday reflection will be my last until Easter Monday as I begin my celebration of the Triduum today. And this speaks for itself.

Mary, Mother of God
Luke 2:34-35, 42-50

His mother said...

Who are you, Mary? Did you wonder. too? Mother of the Son of God--no job description, no model no mirror, no precedent.

No wonder, in spite of Simeon's warning, you weren't prepared that day in the temple. Exhausted, foregoing food and rest to find him, fuming perhaps (after all, he was twelve...and you've given him some freedom...and you've made this trip before!) Could this be a mistake? Had you carelessly handled God's precious Gift? Fear and guilt and the feeling you'd been somehow tricked. Did these loose your tongue to echo our own ready responses to inconsiderate children?

Mother of the Son of God, what lessons you had to learn! How patient Jesus was--returning home to be predictable until the time was right.

Was it then, beneath the cross, you learned it all? Jesus--Son, Savior. Mary--beloved, redeemed. We stand with you, Mary, beneath his cross, muddling through, misunderstanding, learning who we are by learning who he is.

Jesus, help us hold these lessons deep with in our hearts.
Donna Streufert


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May God bless us with deep love and appreciation for the gift of his Son
as we walk with Jesus on the path of our Salvation!!
Thanks be to God!

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7 comments:

  1. Wishing you a blessed Easter from our family to yours.

    Buona Pasqua!

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  2. A holy and happy Easter, Cathy.

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  3. Nice relection. Happy Easter!

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  4. Happy Easter, Cathy! Have a glorious day.

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  5. Cathy, greetings from Colorado Springs and thanks for visiting and commmenting.

    Peace and a blessed Easter! ~Suz.

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  6. Beautiful, just beautiful, Cathy. Wishing you a peaceful, blessed, Easter!

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  7. My heartfelt thanks for all the blessing everyone has extended. One is reminded that "God is Good...ALL the time!"

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