The Quilt

Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will certainly not pass away.
Mark 13:31

Imagine that all articles that are dear to you are spread out on a large quilt.  Take each of the four corners of the quilt into your hands and lift it up.  You might need help if it’s too heavy.

Jesus speaks about the end of the world when angels, from the four corners of the earth, will lift up to heaven those who have spent their life serving and loving.  Remember that in Jesus’ time, people thought the world was flat.

A new year of God’s grace begins today. Think of all the days in the year as though they are beautiful squares, stitched together in four large sections of a quilt.  These are the four seasons.  Feel the hours of each day as sacred threads God is giving you so that you can weave wonderful days together of love and kindness.

Mark 13:24-37

Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…

Gathered from the four corners v. 27
You are near: door of my heart. v. 29
Your words not passing away v. 31
Watching out; staying alert v. 33

Check out Study Tools in BibleGateway.
I especially recommend the free resource
in Matthew Henry’s Commentary.‘s Commentary.

The Sunday Gospels follow the Revised Common Lectionary.
This is Year B the Gospel of St. Mark

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