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    • Posted by pbegeman on April 12, 2024 at 6:58 pm #143719

      To Practice

      • Pray these passages again in the manner of Lectio Divina, speaking them out loud to engage your senses and affirm them in your being. What speaks to your journey now?
      • Practice the sacrament of the present moment this week. Allow your life to become a living church, a sacrament of working, eating, speaking, resting, cleaning. Be in communion with all that is. What is your experience?

      You may re-read the full email reflection here: https://mailchi.mp/coutreach/word-of-the-week-april14

       

    • Posted by Thomas Lloyd on April 14, 2024 at 10:53 pm #143740

      What caught me: by seeing the visible acts of God all around us every moment of the day, we are able to see the invisible God. These wonderful theophanies are available to each of us whether we had faith or not. If we have faith we step from the visible to the invisible. We touch the hands and feet of the visible wounds of the resurrection Jesus. We feel his body. This is no ghost. Just as we pick up the buttercup flower and admire its beauty reflecting its Creator. Springtime is full of all these miracles. Are we better and more beautiful than the buttercups in the eyes of God? Natures beauty responds with a resounding yes and invites all to go from the visible to the invisible. And we do that in silence of our hearts. All we have to do is humble ourselves and say yes.

    • Posted by Adeline Behm on April 15, 2024 at 3:56 pm #143752

      In this Sunday’s common lectionary reading of Luke “While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering…” their beloved friend showed them their hands and feet”. I recall  experiencing this kind this kind  joy, how it has supported me, gave me comfort and courage. So, as I begin this week I humbly offer “my/our  broiled fish” and consent and consent  my way into this week, seeing the robin catching a worm near the fringes of the snow bank, see my first butterfly (truly a risk taker) and hearing the beckoning call of the redwing black bird, male and female  throating each one’s unique melody. The echo  of  hearing anew yesterday taking  me all the way back to my childhood. And so, willing I consent ….

    • Posted by linda rhead on April 17, 2024 at 12:54 am #143840

      “After Jesus, the greatest sacrament is another human being” are words written by Father Keating to remind me of the sacrament of my husband; my day in and day out person to love as best I can and see God in him. Over these past six months, as he battles newly diagnosed major health concerns, we recall our marriage vows, and find ourselves asking “does this count as worse?” Better or worse, we are together in God’s love, in caring for our home and health, and celebrating every miracle of life. <3 linda

      • Posted by pbegeman on April 18, 2024 at 5:23 pm #143883

        Linda, you made me laugh with “does this count as worse?”.  How beautiful you know you and your husband are together in God’s love.  Bless you both during the better and the worse. – Pamela

    • Posted by pbegeman on April 18, 2024 at 5:29 pm #143884

      I am practicing seeing Eucharist everywhere, and proclaiming it over each meal.  God is so present with us, it cannot be otherwise. I love seeing the sacramental in the ordinary.

      This Caryll Houselander quote was featured this week is the Give us This Day missal: “The gift of Christ’s Body makes everyone a priest; because everyone can offer the Body of Christ on the altar of his/her own life. But the offering must be the offering of a human being who is intensely alive, a potent humanness, great sorrow and great joy, a life lit with the flame of Love, fierce fasts and thirsts and feasts of sheer joy. … ”

      I love this!  Such a recognition of fully human embodiment of Christ in each of us.

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