Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jerusalem, Jerusalem....



I just noticed a religious website offering home delivery of supplies for the end of the world or some other (perhaps even hoped for) catastrophic event.  I had pledged to myself months ago that my keeping informed and checking out some occasional sites did nothing for my spiritual development--I was right.  Perhaps my new 'fasting' is taking shape.

Yep you can have your canned beans, dehydrated water, and special holy candles...
Thank you Jesus for dying for us and conquering evil and eternal death---so we can find a niche and a nice marketable product that can be baptized and sold on the tails of your tunic.

What the heck.

It's exactly what the devil wants...focus on all the wrong stuff and in all the wrong direction.  Fear mongering does just that.  After all it's easier to order online supplies and fuel the so called 'ministry' back pockets, than it is to.... say...make amends and offer forgiveness.

Wait, wait...this is about to get even better....And, to top it off....a few days ago my wife heard a sermon where the priest shared that housewives (yes really that term was used) aren't to pray all the time because they have their womanly duties of caring for the home.  In other words, you better leave the praying to the men?
Wow.
She told me this on her way to work!

Jerusalem Jerusalem....(you know the rest).






Friday, February 20, 2015

Way of the Cross Stations VIII-XIV

Since Friday is upon us--it is only fitting that we complete this devotion. I understand they aren't a polished publication--but I thought it would be nice to have them on your 'device' to pull up and say a prayer.
If anything, I hope these short reflections stirred a little connection in you with your Creator... prayers for a holy Lent--MR

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stations of the Cross V, VI, VII


*continued prayers of The Way of the Cross*

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*note that since these were composed for the Episcopal tradition, the usual Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be have been omitted, please feel free to adapt and add as you are so moved*