REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Thursday 3/4/10 - "CONVERSATIONS"
Tuesday night Father Fred led the first of three Lenten services titled "Conversations with Father Fred". Father Fred says mass in our church once a week and his spirituality fills that beautiful place to overflowing.
Our evenings with Father Fred will be conversations about the sacraments. This week we talked about the sacraments of initiation; Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Steve and I were asked to present the gifts, bringing the bread and wine to the altar. It was a lovely honor and I was happy. It was also a blessing I will cherish that he and I were in church together - sitting together. Just before the mass ended, the prayer I posted yesterday appeared in my mind. One moment I was totally involved with what was happening in the sanctuary and then like a sudden breeze the spirit placed the prayer in me.
Next week our conversation will be about the healing sacraments; the Sacrament of the Sick (anointing with oil) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If anyone reading this would like me to specifically take them in my heart to this healing service next Tuesday, let me know here or in an email.
The following appeared at the end of the insert to the weekly church bulletin; In keeping with our Lenten theme: Give up, Give in, Give back, "Let the spirit of God open your hearts to hear every word God speaks in your midst in the days ahead." I say, "Amen".
The following came to me a different way. They are things I heard in an Al-Anon meeting.
Just because I am invited to a fight, I don't have to attend - not physically, mentally or emotionally.
God is my doctor, Al-Anon is my medicine.
Love and prayers, Prayer Girl
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I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.