Monday, April 7, 2008
Joy, Rain, Alleluias!
In spite of the rain (we need it but had a real storm last night with thunder and lots of lightning and it seems to be continuing in a soft drizzle), I feel like shouting, "This is the day the Lord has made! Rejoice and be glad! Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Actually, today is the Ceremony of graduation for my Online International Certificate Program in Spirituality Studies. This is the third group to graduate from the two-year program and I am sure that Jesus is rejoicing in these students. They have not only learned how others have sought and found God through the centuries, but they have been seeking and finding god in their own lives. They have been transformed and go forth to encourage others to believe in God's action in our daily lives.
The Little White Book tells us for April 7 that ten years ago the Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan, decreed that any meeting "whatever its purpose, no matter how few or how many people are involved, shall have as its first agenda item, an open discussion of this question: "What does it mean that the Spirit is present in what we are about?"
If we followed this decree our lives would be transformed. Let us live today in the Spirit of Jesus, Alleluia! Alleluia!