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There Is a Man on the Cross

by Elizabeth Cheney

  

Whenever there is silence around me

By day or by night—

I am startled by a cry.

It came down from the cross—

The first time I heard it.

I went out and searched—

And found a man in the throes of crucifixion,

And I said, “I will take you down,”

And I tried to take the nails out of his feet.

But he said, “Let them be,

For I cannot be taken down

Until every man, every woman, and every child

Come together to take me down.”

And I said, “But I cannot bear your cry.

What can I do?”

And he said, “Go about the world—

Tell everyone that you meet—

There is a man on the cross.”

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Come walk with us friend

The road is long

It seems like the end

And all has gone wrong

 

You seem not to know

What has happened here

We are somewhat lost,

Many are filled with fear

 

Come stay with us friend

As we remember the cross

He was a friend of ours

And it was a great loss

 

Come eat with us friend

The night’s dark and scary

A stranger could appear

You must be quite wary

 

Who are you Friend?

It seems You led us here

As you blessed the bread

Away flew our fear

 

You are truly our Friend!

Our eyes are open wide!

The Blessed One, broken

You are here by our side!

 

Please lead us our Friend

To the Most Sacred Feast

Guide us as we worship

As Your word becomes yeast

 

We will join other friends

Who have come to renew

Grace free for our souls

From none other but You.

                                By Annette Winfield

USEFUL RESOURCES:

From the USCCB website you can download the GIRM - General Instruction of the Roman Missal
The Laudate app is a great resource for daily readings, reflections and lots more.
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WHO AM I TO JUDGE?

ARE YOU A THERMOMETER

OR A THERMOSTAT?

This may seem a silly question to ask but once asked is worth reflecting on until you can make a bit of a decision. First, a thermometer will tell us what the temperature is, where the thermometer happens to be at that moment. If you are here in Texas during the summer that can be over one hundred degrees for days on end. If of course it is the middle of winter you could have seen temperatures below twenty degrees. As a thermometer you cannot change the temperature. You merely reflect what is going on around you.  Second, if you are a thermostat, you can make a difference in your surroundings. If you are situated properly you can cause things to warm up or cool down. 

So, once again I ask, are you a thermometer, merely reflecting what is going on around you. Do you really make a difference at all. Do you just rise or descend with what is going on around you. OR Are you a thermostat; do you make a difference in the world? Do you change what is going on around you; bringing comfort to those who need it by sharing the power that comes only from our God.

WELL?

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Often Vices come between us an exercising Virtues - For an exploration of these check out this PowerPoint 
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