Earth Day

by Beth Richardson on April 22, 2012 · 0 comments

Christ Appears to the Disciples at the Table after the Resurrection

Sunday, April 22. Third Sunday of Easter. Earth Day. Participate in an Earth Day celebration or activity.

How can you care for the earth today?

Words from The Word: What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. -1 John 3:2, The Message

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scriptures from Luke 24:36b-43 this week.

Pray for: the people and countries of Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and Taiwan.

Spiritual Tools: This week, let’s practice self-care as we read Being a Compassionate Neighbor to Myself by Trevor Hudson.

Quote:

A brother asked Abba Poemen what he should do about his sins. The old man said to him, “Those who wish to purify their faults purify them with tears, and those who wish to acquire virtues acquire them with tears. For weeping is the way the Scriptures and our fathers give us when they say ‘Weep!’ Truly, there is no other way than this.”

From page 66 of Seeking a Purer Christian Life: Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe. Copyright © 2000 by The Upper Room. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Prayer: Companion Christ, open my eyes to the strangers who I encounter on my journey and grant me the wisdom to give what I have. Amen.


Art Credit: Duccio, di Buoninsegna – Christ Appears to the Disciples at the Table after the Resurrection from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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