In 2004, I saw the movie "The Passion of The Christ" and was deeply affected by the visual reenactment of Jesus' journey throughout Holy Week. The biggest change for me is that each time I say The Lord's Prayer "he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried," that the words are now more moving/realistic than just mere memorized words.
In the same way, while reading One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, where Ann wrote about Jesus taking the bread, giving thanks, breaking it, and giving it to his disciples, is that during communion at my church the words have taken on a deeper meaning for me too.
I am more fully attentive and present while worshiping. Whether I am at church or not and I am thankful.
Holy Week began on Sunday and I have posted what I'm reading this week.
#135 - #145 on my list of One Thousand Gifts. I'm thankful for:
135. for God leading me toward a more mature faith
136. Holy Week
137. Wonderful Husband, our daughter and me going to Virginia to visit our son/her brother
138. safe travel to and from Virginia
139. watching Wonderful Husband hang pictures and put together a bookcase for our son
140. new shoes for walking on the treadmill
141. reading The One Year Chronological Bible and being so caught up that I read into the next day's reading! God's Word is alive, active, thrilling and inspiring!
142. Wonderful Husband catching stinkbugs in baggies...then disposing of them. He is my hero!
143. the hyacinths in bloom
144. a squirrel running out of our garage
145. the joy of celebrating Easter next Sunday
Turn on your speakers. Read, enjoy, and thank God for His blessings.