Celebrate the Holy Spirit this week

The Pentecost sequence is one of the most beautiful poems in the liturgy. Remind yourself how close the Holy Spirit is to you — inside you, beside you, on your side — by praying a part of the sequence every day this week. You can download it here or click on the image below. YouContinue reading “Celebrate the Holy Spirit this week”

Pentecost

“All of us have been given to drink of the same Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12.13 Let taking deep breaths and drinks of water remind you this week to pray, “Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of us all.”      

Ascension

“To them I have revealed your name, so that your love for me may live in them.” – John 17.26 Whose kindnesses and love bring this text alive in your life? How can you, too, have Christ’s love live on in your daily tasks? Put a photo of someone you admire or love in aContinue reading “Ascension”

6th Week of Easter

“Peace is my gift to you.” – John 14.27 Jesus promises his disciples peace. He sends them on Easter evening to be instruments of his peace and forgiveness as God has sent him. Be an instrument of peace in your family and office. Look over the day each evening to see how what the SpiritContinue reading “6th Week of Easter”

5th Week of Easter

“I give you a new commandment: Love one another.” John 13.34 The risen Jesus makes “Love one another” the simple command he leaves with his friends. Love is not only a feeling but a verb, actions we do. Serve. Include. Forgive. Share. Reach out. Listen. Comfort. Pay attention to local and world news events aboutContinue reading “5th Week of Easter”

4th Week of Easter

  “My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me.” – John 10.27 Good shepherds care for their flocks, or employees, or clients, or students as they do for themselves. They accompany their flocks through danger, drought, and dark valleys. Hear what God’s voice directs you to do in your daily life.Continue reading “4th Week of Easter”

3rd Week of Easter

“Do you love me?” – John 21.17 Three times the risen Jesus asks his friend and disciple Peter the question, “Do you love me?” Perhaps Jesus asks three times because Peter denied Jesus three times. Live your answer to Jesus’ question this week. Testify in your actions that you love those with whom Jesus identifiesContinue reading “3rd Week of Easter”

2nd Week of Easter

“Do not persist in your unbelief, but believe!” – John 20.27 Most of us doubt at times in our lives. We doubt faith matters or can change the world. We sometimes doubt that we ourselves, or people we love, or religious institutions can respond to the renewing Spirit. Identify a specific doubt you carry. AskContinue reading “2nd Week of Easter”

Easter Week

“Get rid of the old yeast. Let us celebrate this feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” – 1 Corinthians 5.8 Celebrate an Easter custom that expresses how your ancestors enculturated the Easter message. Bake or buy an Easter bread that has ethnic roots. Decorate eggs with Christian symbols and the Easter wordContinue reading “Easter Week”