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Pause and Reflect: Recollections and Retreats for Lent 2013
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Already a member?Introduction Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western tradition. The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival.
Recollection for Grade 6 Students
That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate. In this double focus on past and future, Advent also symbolizes the spiritual journey of individuals and a congregation, as they affirm that Christ has come, that He is present in the world today, and that He will come again in power.
That acknowledgment provides a basis for Kingdom ethics, for holy living arising from a profound sense that we live "between the times" and are called to be faithful stewards of what is entrusted to us as Gods people. So, as the church celebrates Gods in breaking into history in the Incarnation, and anticipates a future consummation to that history for which "all creation is groaning awaiting its redemption," it also confesses its own responsibility as a people commissioned to "love the Lord your God with all your heart" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.
Teaching kids the value of giving to and helping others is important, especially during Christmas.
It shows them how to care about others and that this special holiday is about more than just receiving. At the same time, this season teaches us God's lead as the person who extends forgiveness and forgetfulness to others for their offending actions.
Have you ever noticed that right in the middle of the word forgiveness is the word GIVE? Luke says that whatever we give will be given back to us. Paul said in Galatians that whatever we sowed, which is also a form of giving would be what we harvested.
Recollection Module for Grade V
Jesus said that unless we forgive others, God wouldn't forgive us Matthew Thus, we can use our time wisely while waiting for someone. Generosity b. Forgiveness c. Understanding the Advent Season d.
Appreciating Gods Gifts e. Human Freedom II. Panginoon, turuan Mo akong maging bukas-palad Turuan Mo akong maglingkod sa Iyo Na magbigay nang ayon sa nararapat Na walang hinihintay mula sa 'Yo Na makibakang 'di inaalintana mga hirap na dinaranas Sa tuwina'y magsumikap na hindi humahanap ng kapalit na kaginhawaan Na 'di naghihintay kundi ang aking mabatid Na ang loob Mo'y siyang sinusundan Panginoon, turuan Mo akong maging bukas-palad Turuan Mo akong maglingkod sa Iyo Na magbigay nang ayon sa nararapat Na walang hinihintay mulsa sa 'Yo.
After the activity, ask the following questions: 1. What words or line of words that struck you? What do you think is the message of the song? I think this is a fairly common thread among most everyone. Most parents drill into a child to always share, to always do a favor for another person and to put others before yourself.
According to Mitch Album, The way you get meaning into. As Christians, model our life to Jesus who teaches us the value of generosity. By the grace of God, He softens our heart to have the sincerity of extending our arms especially to those who are in need. Jesus himself is the greatest model of generosity when he offered His life for the salvation of the humanity.
Thus, we are invited too, to do all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as ever we can. Let us reflect on the following reading: Christian Message: Genesis Adam and eve had two sons. They were Cain and Abel. Cain became a framer while Abel became a shepherd.
One day Cain and Abel made offerings to the Lord as a sacrifice. Cain brought crops from his farm. He put them on the altar and left at once.A reflection by Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer. As we go through the day with its news of events in which one person or group has deliberately threatened, endangered, offended or injured another, we respond in different ways.
Often the response may be anger at an insulting remark, horror at the destruction terrorist attacks bring upon innocent people or fear of a threat or injury. Whether we are personally involved or not, many human actions include hurting others in ways which violate the great commandment: to love one another. Then, when another accepted our apology, we learned forgiveness. We hoped the other person would respond so life could moved on.
This is the cycle of forgiveness and reconciliation that we strive to follow in our personal lives. When we take a broader view of the need for forgiveness and reconciliation between nations, groups, races, religions, factions and countless other divisions, the solutions are not so simple. Two possible measures are open to us. First, examine our own likes and dislikes, try to find what is good on each side and attempt to diffuse the anger we may sense in ourselves or in others.
This is the role of the peacemaker that is neither simple nor always successful. The second approach is to take to heart and put into action the Gospel message and pray that it may be heard and seen in our daily living. Two of the Gospel passages that call for attention are well known to us.
As often as seven times? As disciples of Jesus, these words apply to our personal and public lives. One of my friends told me a modern Jesus story about the wisdom of a child. His granddaughter, seven year old Audrey, is already showing us how deeply she understands the ways of God.
At a family gathering, a spirited discussion arose. The family members exchanged clear and at times heated differences of opinion. Grandma is like God, slow to anger! Forgiveness, I believe, has a threefold reality. First we seek forgiveness of God for our personal sins and failures.
We also seek forgiveness from those whom we offend by word, action, or inaction. To ask another for forgiveness seems to take more courage than to ask it of God, but such is the cost of humility and the trust that the one we have offended will accept us with mercy and compassion.
The second and equally demanding quality of forgiveness is that in which we imitate the God of mercy and compassion as we experience offenses against ourselves.
We might identify with Peter, the great questioner, who knew Jesus was very emphatic about our need to forgive, but felt there ought to be limits! How much offense are we expected to take from one another? Without limit we are called to bear with one another and they with us, in a grace-filled summons to reconciliation. We pray at each Eucharist the prayer that Jesus taught us, with its clear message.
God is merciful and compassionate, but also unmistakably emphatic on the conditions required of us. Perhaps one of the ways to think of our forgiving another is that we allow ourselves to let go of the hurt, the sense of betrayal, the feelings that tie us in knots. Forgiving is basically letting go of the desire for revenge, for self-defense, for closing ourselves off from others. These unforgiving responses limit our own freedom to be loving, and deny the love we could extend if we were slow to anger, rich in mercy and compassion.
I am only human. The third aspect of forgiveness is that which we must extend even to ourselves.This recollection encouraged the participants to reflect about things they could be thankful for in events in their childhood and adolescence; reminded them about the value of prayer as a life skill; and motivated them to become an upright person in all aspects — academically, socially, morally and spiritually.
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The Power of Forgiveness
You appear in public, but you are never a performer. By your faithful duty, you remain always a servant of God in your Parish. Above all, you are servants of Jesus the Eternal high Priest. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Glory be to the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be. I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Amen What is an Altar Server? Roles and functions of an Altar Servers. I shall strive to be a good example to all and to help my fellow Christians respect your home.We can consider two people, the Apostle Paul and a man named John Newton, both of whose sins were especially awful.
But God not only forgave them both, but then used the talents of both of these great men for great good. In the case of Paul, he went from becoming the biggest persecutor of Christians to one of the greatest apostles. God is great in every sense of the word. He is great as in mighty—when he forms worlds and creates life. He is great as in good—His love is great beyond measure.
And happily for us, he is great in forgiveness. Imagine if God remembered each and every one of our sins and held a grudge. And fortunately, just the opposite is true.
God cannot wait to forgive us and to reward us when we turn aside from our sins. There are literally hundreds of references to forgiveness and mercy throughout both the Old and the New Testament. It is one of the great themes of our faith. Nehemiah You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and full of unfailing love and mercy.
Psalm 32 Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.
Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them.
All my guilt is gone. Psalm 51 Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. Psalm From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer. Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins.
James 5 My dear brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back again, 20 you can be sure that the one who brings that person back will save that sinner from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
Psalms 25 Forgive the rebellious sins of my youth; look instead through the eyes of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.
The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in what is right, teaching them his way. Psalms 65 Though our hearts are filled with sins, you forgive them all. What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What joys await us inside your holy Temple. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins, said Jesus.
Seven times? You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven.Copy embed code:. Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed. WordPress Embed Customize Embed. URL: Copy. Presentation Description No description available. By: ahleckz month s ago.
I'm glad You are going to be with me today. Help me in all I do and say today, bring a smile to my lips for all I meet today, place on my tongue kind and gentle words for all I speak with today. And when the day's over bring me home safely. Slide 7: God of my life, I welcome this new day. It is Your gift to me, a new creation, a promise of resurrection. I thank You for the Grace of being alive this morning; I thank You for the sleep that has refreshed me; I thank You for the chance to make a new beginning.
Hold me close. Let Your love surround me. Bring me near, draw me to Your side. And I will soar with You. Your Spirit leads me on by the power of Your love. Lord unveil my eyes. Let me see You face to face. The knowledge of Your love as You live in me. Lord renew my mind as Your will unfolds in my life in living everyday by the power of Your love. Your hand that led me year after year, from place to place, One step after another, along the way.
Your hand that, when I strayed and deviated from the path You had traced for me, did not abandon me; But, still there invisible, yet ever present Continued to wait — in patience, In long and painful patience — For me to respond to Your fatherly call.