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Family Thought Easter Sunday 21 April

To all who have shared our meditations on the Way of the Cross, family, friends, strangers, fellow-pilgrims, may your Easter be blessed by renewed gratitude for the gifts of faith, hope, love and joy, signs of the presence of the Risen Lord.    Toni Rowland EASTER...

Family Thought, Easter Vigil. April 20

EASTER VIGIL Have you kept a vigil?  Have you waited, patiently, trustingly, lovingly, beyond death for new life?  Have you listened to my word? How I created you and recreated you, saved you from slavery and sin? How I made and renewed my covenant with you. A...

Family Thought Good Friday. April 19

GOOD FRIDAY  “Crucify him, crucify him.” How did those words sound to your ears?  Were these not the voices that shouted “Hosanna, praise God,” And now were shouting, “damn God, we have no place for you?”  “Weep not for me, weep for yourselves and for your children.”...

Family Holy Week Thought, Holy Thursday 18 April

HOLY THURSDAY  “THIS IS MY BODY, ‘T WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.” What could you possibly mean, Lord?  Was this the body that had walked with them, and slept with them, had eaten and drunk as one?  Was it the body Judas had loved and had chosen to betray? Was this the...

Family Holy Week Thought. April 17. 14th Station

FOURTEENTH STATION –  THE BODY OF JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB. NARRATOR 1. LONELINESS AND LOSS  “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.” When someone close to us dies, how do we feel? We feel a desperate sense of loneliness...

Family Holy Week Thought. April 16. 13th Station.

THIRTEENTH STATION –  THE BODY OF JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS NARRATOR 1.  KEEP UP YOUR COURAGE. “Jesus we honour you.” Response: “Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”  Have I ever felt completely discouraged, as if my world is falling apart;...

Family Thought April 15. Twelfth Station

TWELFTH STATION –  JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS NARRATOR 1.  MAY SIN DIE IN US. “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“ “Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.” The world around us is a mixture, there is good and there is evil.  Each time I choose God’s way by being...

Family Thought. Palm Sunday.

PALM SUNDAY. “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”  THE WAY OF THE CROSS. Jesus had spent the night alone, the night before they wanted to make him king.  Satan had visited him again as he had those three long years...

Family Lenten Thought. April 13. Eleventh Station

ELEVENTH STATION  -   JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS NARRATOR 1.      DO NOT MOCK OTHERS. “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“ “Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.” Do I laugh when I see other people praying?  Do I mock others when they are helpless or when...

Family Lenten Thought April 12. Tenth Station

TENTH STATION –  JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES. NARRATOR 1. DO NOT BE ATTACHED TO MATERIAL THINGS. “Jesus we honour you.” Response: “Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”  What are the most important things in my life, the things I want the most?  Are...

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