Keep the Ball Rolling

We have a most reliable prophetic word, and you would do well to pay attention to it, just as you would to a lamp shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

2 Peter 1:19

Astronomers enjoying the sunset at Paranal, on ESO’s Very Large Telescope’s platform, just before the beginning of their night-time observations. The dome of one of the VLT’s Auxiliary Telescopes is seen in the foreground. The crescent Moon and, to its left, planet Venus, make for a beautiful scenery.

St. Peter has only one thing on his mind: write down what he wants people to remember forever…for he feels that the end of his life is near.

Peter recalls that absolutely wonderful experience of seeing “Previews of Coming Attractions”—a glimpse at what Jesus’ risen is like, before Jesus died, on top of a high mountain. We’ll be reading the story in the Gospel on a Sunday coming soon.

Ever catch the first light of dawn and see a bright star? That’s the morning star, Venus. It’s also the evening star when it’s on the other side of its orbit. So from morning to evening, catch Peter and his excitement about being sure that those he loves get the message of Jesus before he dies. He wants the Holy Spirit in him to be inside you, so that you can keep the spiritual ball rolling!

2 Peter 1:13-25

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Morning star rising in me v. 19
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.

This is the Sixth Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north.  Year C
Thursdays in this season are dedicated to the the letters of Peter

Seasons of Grace – A Calendar for 2019

Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet.  More information…