See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A week of Sundays

This is what Easter week is.
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Today is my regular day of recollection so I'll be at adoration... like the disciples at Emmaus - my heart is already burning within me...
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Consider this if you will, how Jesus gently reminded the two disciples on the way to Emmaus of what the prophets said in his regard.  The disciples were obviously scandalized by Christ's passion and death, and Jesus, still unrecognized by them, said to them, "Oh how foolish you are!  How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!  Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" - Luke 24: 13-35
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"Do not be surprised that a trial by fire is occurring in your midst.  It is a test for you, but it should not catch you off guard.  Rejoice instead, in the measure that you share Christ's sufferings." - 1 Peter 4:12-13
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Call to arms... Call to prayer.
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Art: Velasquez: The Supper at Emmaus - c. 1620; Oil on canvas; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Praying for all of you. :)

1 comment:

  1. 'Rejoice instead, in the measure that you share Christ's sufferings.'
    Yes, the true "gift" of belonging to Him, only Him.

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