Thursday, 17 May 2012

Serenity Thursday

Museum yesterday.  An extra day at the Museum to get a bit more paperwork completed.   What a hoot.  I think my name yesterday was Thyphod Lorna.   Busted the CFAMS program... Sgt Stantial got all our lost artefacts downloaded but I can't enter any donors onto the program.  Without the donors,  the program will not accept any artefacts nor photos.   But he saved all our other artefacts!  What a miracle!
 Then as I was moving the computer and table to get into the filing cabinet to do some other paperwork, if the legs of the table don't fold and off slides the monitor and computer, keyboard and mouse.  You know my stomach just caved in as I saw everything sliding and couldn't reach out quick enough to stop everything.  I must have been howling with dismay as it wasn't long before Sgt Lacerte, Supply Officer,   came by and helped me put the computer back together again. And the computer works. Another person who created a miracle!  Hurrah!   The computer looks rather lumpy but works.  Phew!   And did I mention the First Aid Kit that went smashing to the floor when  I opened up the key press???    I left the First Aid kit on the Curator's desk.       Isn't that what Curator's are for?    Providing First Aid to all?!

Please keep Old Son in your prayers.  He is still sick... sore throat,  fever,  and sleeping for hours on end.    Good thing his employers at the Museum know about sickness and are flexible about changing his hours.   

For friends and those God sends to us to help us throughout the day!  Thanks be to God!

Thursday Retreat.....
Prayer:   O Almighty God,  whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that,
according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Book of Divine Worship

Read St. Matthew 16:  1 – 4
The Pharisees and Sadducees come to Jesus yet again.   When we read of the Pharisees and Sadducees and all the turmoil and hazards they laid out for Jesus,  we often think these two groups of people were horrible men.   But they weren’t.   Perhaps look at their continual questions not so much vindictive as questioning Jesus about faith.   Jesus was making them look at their own beliefs.  And for 99% of us,  looking at what we believe and having to state what we believe is very very tough.
The Pharisees and Sadducees ask Jesus to prove himself.  Jesus responds with they know the weather by looking at the sky but they can not seem to interpret the sign of the times.  The only sign they will be able to understand is the sign of Jonah.   
What is the sign of Jonah?    As Jonah was in the belly of a big fish for three days,  so the Son of Man will be dead and resurrected on the third day.     
The whole theme of Jonah is God’s  redeeming love for all,  not only of God’s chosen people.   So too, the Gospel According to St. Matthew is a story of God’s redeeming love for us all.

Prayer:  O God, whose blessed Son, our great high priest, has entered once for all into the Holy Place and ever lives to intercede on our behalf: grant that we, sanctified by the offering of his body may draw near with full assurance of faith by the way which he has dedicated for us and evermore serve thee, the living God; through the same thy Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You, O Father, and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.
Church of South India

Many blessings!

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