Sunday, January 8, 2012

Keeping the Sabbath #7

Happy Feast of the Epiphany!

1. A Song

2. A Verse
"Then you shall be radiant at what you see, your heart shall throb and overflow, for the riches of the sea shall be emptied out before you, the wealth of nations shall be brought to you. Caravans of camels shall fill you, dromedaries from Midian and Ephah; all from Sheba shall come bearing gold and frankincense, and proclaiming the praises of the LORD." ~Isaiah 60:5-6

3. A Quote
"…we are like the 3 Wise Men who journeyed to Jesus. Now, like those Wise Men, we return to the world from which we came, to the everyday life where we will witness to what we have seen…indeed it compels us to start out afresh on a new stage of the journey on which we become proclaimers and heralds.…The Wise Men were in a sense the first missionaries. Their encounter with Christ did not keep them in Bethlehem, but made them set out anew on the paths of the world." ~Blessed Pope John Paul II, in his Epiphany homily, 2001

4. An Image
5. A Blessing
I love a good Bible Study.  I am very blessed to be starting a study on the Book of Revelation this week with a group of wonderful people at my church.  We share great food and great discussion, and I am looking forward to learning more about one of the more "controversial" books of the Bible.

6. An Intention
Considering JP2's meditation on the Magi being the first missionaries, will you join me in praying for all who work in the mission field, short term or long term?  I'll be praying that their needs be provided for, that their work be fruitful, and that their missionary spirit be contagious.

7. A Challenge
I will be taking advantage of the beautiful un-January-like weather we have been having by getting outside more this week.  Because the good weather is going to hold, right?  (Don't burst my bubble if you've heard differently!)

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