Posts Tagged With: Lent 2016

Today’s find: Teaching moment

I felt a little helpless, watching as the coach explained why he’d been cashiered.

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Today’s find: Stirrin’ up the water

A field hospital after battle: that’s the image today’s gospel brought to mind for me.

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Today’s find: Leap Day

A precocious walker, our granddaughter Hannah has been toddling (and dashing) about upright for well over a year now…so it caught me by surprise when she resorted to crawling for a brief spell this morning.

Ironic: On Leap Day, She-Of-Boundless-Energy reverts to hands-and-knees.

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Today’s find: Special

Do you think maybe the rest of the Twelve might have been jealous when they heard the story Peter, James and John had to tell about the Transfiguration?

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Today’s find: Digestion

We heard “Act Two” from the story of the prophet Jonah at Mass today – a tale that inevitably reminds me of “Act One”…in which the reluctant missionary finds himself residing in the belly of a whale.

Maybe it’s because I’ve reached the stage in life when such things can no longer be taken for granted, but I’ve long thought that a balky digestive system is an overlooked grace in Jonah’s life.

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Today’s find: Halls of heaven

‘Hmmm…that’s different,’ I thought this morning as our Pastor began the Eucharistic Prayer at daily Mass.

And indeed, it was: He chose one of the Reconciliation versions – well suited for these early days of Lent.

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Today’s find: Ashes

‘Fished my wish’ at Mass this morning.
Some background: I was suitably amused the other day to discover @BillDonahy’s ‘Catholic Guide To Ashes’ on the Twittersphere. Tickled enough, in fact, to retweet his graphic – along with a note that I most often experience ‘The Blob’ when the ashes are imposed.

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