Last night at the mission we thought about death as Jesus faced it and accepted it in the Garden of Gethsemane. “Dying you destroyed our death; rising you restored our life,” we say at Mass. He accepted death and changed it forever. He will be with us as our Savior at the moment of our death.
The two most important moments of our life are “now and at the hour of death.”
Tuesday evening our reflections will be on prayer. We need to pray, especially today. Is it possible to pray? How do we pray?
There are some reflections on prayer on Bread on the Waters, http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/index.html and some explanations of the common prayers we say as Christians.
You can learn to help your children pray at that site too.
The important days of Holy Week are coming up this week. Find out about them at this same site. It’s for adults and children.
Here’s a sample for introducing a child to Good Friday:
(We call it “Good”)
Jesus was nailed
to hard, hard wood.
Beneath his cross,
his mother stood
and cried for what they had done.
“Oh, if I could hold him,” she said,
“Hold my only Son!”
“Father, take me,” Jesus said,
“Take me in your hands.”
And God reached down
and took him,
and held his only Son.
“I am God who raises up,
your life has just begun.
I am God of the living,
no grave can hold my Son.”