Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter 2013

To all my friends on Blogger, whether you celebrate Easter as a religious holiday, the start of Spring which is new life or just as a plain old holiday, Happy Easter.  May you all receive abundant blessings together with whatever you wish for yourselves, and more.

Friday, March 29, 2013

An Emotional Good Friday 2013

I went to our parish Good Friday Service at 5.00pm this evening.  

I was not having a particularly good day  and on my way to church, I realized that this always happens to me on Good Friday. 

I came away from the service feeling  so much better.  The hymns for this day are so powerful and I have to admit that I shed a tear or two when we sang 'The Old Rugged Cross' which when I was growing up, was not associated with Roman Catholics. I remembered today how my father and I would tend to take the mickey somewhat whenever we heard it - normally being sung by the Salvation Army on a street corner somewhere.

I was not only weeping for Him who came to save us but for my father who I still miss to this day. I think I was also weeping for those who have turned my religion into something it was not meant to be.

Quite an emotional day all round really!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Start of the Easter Triduum 2013

Today, Thursday 28 March 2013 which is Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday) sees the end of the Lenten season and with the Last Supper, the start of the three day Easter Triduum.  

This, the most important feast on the Christian calendar celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

May those of you who are taking part in this Feast, have a wonderful experience.  

Monday, March 25, 2013

Intimate Reflection

Mag 161

Not to be Reproduced, 1937 by the Belgian surrealist RenĂ© Magritte
Photo courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Taales

If I turn my back on you
I can pretend 
You are not there
But because I cannot see you
Does not mean
 I cannot feel 
The hurt
The pain
The sticks and stones
That almost broke my bones

If I turn to face you and 
Look into your eyes
The story that I'd see
Deeply buried in memory
Reminds me of 
Worthless self
Not good enough
Desires and hopes
Undreamed dreams
Coming to haunt  the other me

Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad WI
March 2013

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