Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keeping the Sabbath #16

Happy Palm Sunday!

1. A Song:

2. A Verse:
Many people spread their cloaks on the road,
and others spread leafy branches
that they had cut from the fields.
Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
Hosanna in the highest!"
~Mark 11:8-10

3. A Quote:

On one side stands the crowd.
Jeering. Baiting. Demanding.
On the other stands a peasant.
Swollen lips. Lumpy eye. Lofty promise.
One promises acceptance, the other a cross.
One offers flesh and flash, the other offers faith.
The crowd challenges, “Follow us and fit in.”
Jesus promises, “Follow me and stand out.”
They promise to please. God promises to save.
God looks at you and asks…
Which will be your choice?
~Max Lucado

4. An Image:
Better than an image, today you get a video.  In honor of one of the longest liturgies in the church year-

5. A Blessing:
I spent this Saturday sewing.  I love sewing.  My back does not.  However, with the help of eight 4-H members and volunteers, we were able to make seventeen dresses to send to Africa and sixteen dolls to send to Haiti.  It was fun, and it was good to help put all of our "needs" in perspective.

6. An Intention:
For a meaningful Holy Week for all, especially those joining the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil.

7. A Challenge: To "get the most" out of Holy Week- I want to experience the beauty that the Church offers this week as we remember the walk Christ took during the week of his Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

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