Sunday, January 22, 2012

Keeping the Sabbath #9

1. A Song

2. A Verse:

I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning,  those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away."
~ 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

3. A Quote:
"The blessing hands of Christ are like a roof that protects us. But at the same time, they are a gesture of opening up, tearing the world open so that heaven my enter in, may become "present" within it." ~Pope Benedict XVI

4. An Image:
Our Lord of the Plains Way of the Cross Park, Colorado
5. A Blessing:
Isn't it a blessing to be allowed to take part in creation?  I mean, really, God is the only one who "creates" = makes something out of nothing, but that we are allowed to have a spark of his creative genius in us, that drives us to make the world a better place, is in short- awesome.  So whatever you do- write books, sing silly songs to preschoolers, make presentations for businesses,  plan math it all with an enthusiasm for however His creativity plays out in your life.  I sure am grateful.

6. An Intention:
I am not a big fan of following politics. But, let's start praying for the 2012 election, shall we?  I think that the political world needs our prayers.  I know that the political world seriously needs the guidance of Wisdom on High.  So let's pray.

7. A Challenge:
I didn't accomplish finishing this book last week (as was my goal in my last Keeping the Sabbath post).  I have started it however, and it is beautifully written.  A Severe Mercy is the autobiographical love story of a couple and their conversion to Christianity partially through the influence of C.S. Lewis.  So far, I am most impressed by his view of redemptive suffering, and am eager to finish the book to see how it plays out in his life.  I will finish it this week!

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