Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Things For This Good Friday

Good Music:
All that I am is dry bones
Without you Lord, a desert soul
I am broken but running toward You God
You make me whole
You make me whole

Good Art:
My friend Kayla has started a graphic design business, and I love her stuff.  
She is offering a free 8x10 art print of the above design to a lucky winner
who shares this post on facebook.  It could be you!  Go share :)

Good Stories:

This week, I focused a lot of our classroom discussion around the events of Holy Week and the coming Easter season.  No surprise then that one of the kids then asked this question-

"Miss B, so when we die, is it just our souls in heaven, or will our bodies be there too?"

I was proud of the question relating our eternal home to the death and resurrection of Christ, and I was prepared to share an articulate and theologically profound (yet simple and easy to understand) response about personal judgement, final judgement, and the resurrection of the dead.

I decided, though, to use an example to explain.  So I said-

"That is a great question!  Ok, pretend that I die tomorrow..." I was just planning on jumping into the explanation of what would happen to my soul and my body, but the whole room erupted into a chorus of sad "Awwww!" moans.

Except one student said, "YEEEESSUUH! NO SCHOOL!!!"

The rest of the students gasped collectively and I think my jaw hit my collarbone. 

They were appalled that this student was more excited about possibly having no school then my potential death.

Besides, another student was quick to point out, "Calm down.  We would just have a sub anyways."

So, I see where I rank, but I was able to get their attention back and talk about our heavenly souls being united with our glorified bodies.  You win some, you lose some.

Good Words:

"To have no cross makes one suspect of lacking the indelible brand of being one of His own."
~Venerable Fulton J. Sheen in Life of Christ

Good Pope:

Good Scripture:

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." ~Psalm 23:6

Good Friday:

Praying a good Triduum to you all!  See you back here on Easter!

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