Posts Tagged With: Jerusalem

Today’s find: Seeking a quiet place

And so it begins, this most unusual of Triduum celebrations.

What I notice mostly is this: All of my “Holy Week” rhythms are “off” – completely out of whack.

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Today’s find: Palms, becalmed

Got my alarm set for Sunday morning, so that I can take advantage of the “drive-thru distribution” of blessed palms up at the parish.

And thus begins the oddest Holy Week I have ever experienced.

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Today’s find: Prized consolation

Say what you will, but Jesus certainly had this call correct:

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here – the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”

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Today’s find: No show

‘You got it all wrong.’

This uncomfortable notion turned out to be my main take-away (and perhaps the greatest blessing) of our visit a few months back to the Tel Arad National Park in Israel.

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Today’s find: Rolling Stones

In recent weeks, I encountered a couple of ancient Rolling Stones – more venerable even than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

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