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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday, A Day of Rest

I often sit here at the computer and let the Holy Spirit inspire the blog. Today, I opened to a picture in my file that said "beautiful scene for rest"; I opened it and immediately thought of how important the Lord's Day is in my life. It is a day to stop and remember why we do all that we do.

I was reading about the floods this morning and hoping that those people whose houses are surrounded by water are not in danger and that their houses will be saved.

I am using "Following in the Footsteps of Jesus: Meditations on the Gospels for Year C" by Jose Pagola, the same author of the book I used all during Lent and intend to start to read again: "Jesus: An Historical Approximation". Today's Gospel begins with "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand...."  Jesus explains what it means to be his sheep. Pagola says that he "emphasizes only two characteristics he considers the most essential and indispensable: My sheep hear my voice...and they follow me."  We still need to listen to His voice and follow Him!

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