Love #2

This corruption of love can be romantic also in its love of God.  It is no longer Christ Himself that is loved and sought, but perhaps an objectivized ‘experience’ of Christ, a degree of prayer, a mystical state.  What is loved then ceases to be Christ, but the subjective reactions which are around in me by the supposed presence of Christ in thought or love or prayer. TM, Disputed

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Love #1

Love can only live by giving. When it steals and is stolen, it dies, because it is no longer free.  TM, Ascent

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Today is the day that decides the direction of every day that follows.

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Today is the day when words sound utterly trite.

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John 20:1-18

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 

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Easter Vigil Service

Presider:

Dear friends in Christ, on this most holy night when Jesus made his journey from death to life, we gather in vigil and prayer. This is the Passover of Jesus the Christ. Through light, word, and silence, we honour the new life he unleashed into the world through the deep mystery of death and resurrection.

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As if there has not been enough sorrow, yet again, today is a day of despair. Rumours of light fade into doubt. The only certainty seems to be the persistence of pain.

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John 19:38-42

38After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body.

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Every year for Good Friday I write a story to try to communicate something of the mystery of this day to the children of our community. Here is this year’s attempt:

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Today is the day of death.

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