Lent 44

Apr. 14th, 2017 10:30 am
mylodon: (whaletail)
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I was delighted to find this joyful story to finish my contributions to good news stories this Lent. The joy of a Christian-Muslim marriage.

This week's reflection comes from the prayers I wrote for Palm Sunday:
"We are Peter, frightened and weak. Scared to stand up for what we believe, afraid to turn the other cheek or to go the extra mile. Give your church and its members—all who call themselves Christian—the strength and courage to do the right thing, especially when it’s not the expected or accepted thing. Help us not to put reputation before justice or power before loving-kindness. Help us to be a serving community, a welcoming community, and open minded community, a questioning community. And we hold before you this evening all those who have been harmed by church members and in church institutions, secure in the knowledge that you love and care for them even if people have failed them."

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Date: 2017-04-15 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nodbear.livejournal.com
arghh = I should have read your post for today before posting my entry today ! we hit on the same story again !

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Date: 2017-04-15 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mylodon.livejournal.com
No worries. I think it's rather sweet how we think alike.

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Date: 2017-04-15 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nodbear.livejournal.com
as it is such a good story I think I will leave it on my entry too but I may add a bonus story if I can locate again one I found this morning earlier .Thank you for the reflection and the others previously.

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Date: 2017-04-15 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athgarvan.livejournal.com
What a beautiful reflection. Thank you. And what a wonderful story of the marriage between Christian and Muslim.

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Date: 2017-04-15 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mylodon.livejournal.com
Thanks, my dear. I did the Palm Sunday prayers all based on 'we are', so the sections were - we are the crowd, we are Judas, we are Mary, we are Peter, we are the disciples and we are Mary Magdalene.
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