What do you wear when the weather is bad? Wellies? A raincoat? Share a photo.
Today was sunny and springlike, so my heavy duty raincoat is hanging up on its peg – but the weather forecast suggests I’ll need it again tomorrow.
“After the sun, the rain
After the rain, the sun
This is the way of life,
Till the work be done.”
I am grateful for this familiar pattern in a place where it’s hard to imagine long periods of drought, and pray with Elama for rain in Kenya, and for peace.
What belongings do you treasure most? Share a photo.
A treasure I would not leave behind if I had to flee my home – this is a very special book of words that my parents chose together and my mother made, filled in and decorated as a birthday gift. I am grateful for the love they gave in putting it together and for all sorts of things I may have taken for granted at the time – the secure home where I kept it, the education to read and discover the contents. I pray for all those who have to leave their homes and for safety for all.
What book or passage has changed your life? Share a photo.
Jesus served his disciples by washing their feet. Remember this by sharing a photo of your clean feet!
A photo of my cleanly washed feet for Maundy Thursday – and an apt and amusing meme that I saw just after I found out about the photo prompt!
“Jesus’ last act to the disciples – washing their feet – taught them to give up self-reliance and accept the gifts that others have to offer. Peter is reluctant, just as many of us might be. But see if you can pray today for the gift of that vulnerability.” ~Archbishop Justin Welby
‘It is finished.’ Remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us today and share a photo of a cross.
“The dripping blood our only drink;
The bloody flesh our only food:
In spite of which we like to think
That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood –
Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.”
The cross at St Julian’s Church in Norwich – a place to keep in mind that “all shall be well.”
Underneath are the everlasting arms.
Instead of rushing towards Easter, we pause today in this uncomfortable moment. Remember those who are fearful of the outcomes of their own journey. Remind others by sharing a grey square.
A time to stop and wait, to remember those who did not know the end of the story, and all who fear the outcome of a journey.
On the Sabbath, Jesus rested.
He was in the grave.
He had finished his work.
To most people’s eyes,
It looked as if it were all over.
He was dead and buried.
But only as a seed dies when it is planted in the earth,
Not to decay, it to spring to new life.
Teach us to take refuge in you when we are afraid
Teach us that death is not our end
Teach us to hope always in you
And in the Resurrection, the making of all things