Today we have a very short reading, but one filled with feeling and peace. Here’s what’s happening. In the middle of the great crowd going to Jerusalem, a mother needs to stop and nurse her baby. She’ll catch up with the rest later; but for now, everything comes to a halt while she gazes–not forward toward the city–but downward to the face of her child quietly resting after the baby has just nursed…milk dripping from the side of the baby’s mouth as he falls asleep.
God wants to feed us just like that. So pause in the “journey” of your day and drink from God’s Word, and especially be open to feel way inside your soul, how much God loves and nourishes you.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My soul like a nursing child v .2
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Second Week in Lent
Spring in the north. Year C
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms
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…