Monday, 16 April 2012

Aaaaah, Monday

This week I begin an online Museum course on Collections Assessment.   For the vast majority of people that sounds as dull as old dishwater.  But for Museum people,  this course is exciting.    One of the first things we had to do yesterday when we enrolled on-line was to provide a photo of ourselves so everyone would know what we looked like.  Humm,  I don't have a photo of myself that doesn't have fabric or guns or people in it and I"m tech challenged how to photo chop.    So my course photo is of one of our Museum display cabinets.   The Old Blue and Red with Gold Trim and Brass Buttons  Artillery Tunics. Well,  at least now I am identified as being a Military Museum!

How are we identified in God's sight?   We don't need to supply a photo.  God knows us before we know ourselves.   Thank God!   We can come to God just as we are and God knows us.   Praise God!  We can lay before God all our problems and God gives us rest, comfort, and peace.  Thank God!

Monday Retreat.....
Prayer:  Hallelujah Christ is Risen!  Hallelujah,  we are Your Easter people.  We are renewed in Your love.  We are given enthusiasm to carry out Your work this day.  You give us the healing love of Your son.  For this we rejoice.  Amen.

Read:  St. Matthew 12: 1 – 8

Jesus and the disciples are strolling through the grain fields.  Getting hungry,  the Disciples pull off some heads of grain and eat the grains.   The Pharisees hear about this and go to Jesus.  The Pharisees point out to Jesus that the Disciples are breaking the Sabbath.    What is Jesus’ response?  Jesus immediately reminds the Pharisees,  that was a no-no.   Jesus continues to remind the Pharisees that  the Priests carrying out their Temple duties and by doing so break the Sabbath rules? 
Jesus reminds the Pharisees that there is more at stake here than religious rules.  The Message translates this portion of scripture as, “I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual” 
Today, think about what the word “Sabbath” means to you.  
Prayer:  Great God we rest and abide in You this day.  Provide us with renewed vision of Your church.  Transform our thoughts and our actions to be a reflection of You today.  This we ask in Jesus name.  Amen.

Many blessings!

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