These past two weeks we have been informed of the events of the appearance of Jesus on the way to Emmaus. The story is filled with much for us to reflect upon and to discover about ourselves and our relationship with Him. On the right you will find a widget entitled, "Check This Out." Take some time to listen to the song Way to Emmaus by Russ Rentler (a.k.a. Tiber Jumber). Well done, Russ! Thanks for your ministry of song!
Recently, there have been a series of unfortunate occurrences which I am aware of that have hit people I know well. These can be devastating at the moment. But as difficult as it might be, when tragedy strikes, even when we cannot understand the whys and wherefores, with God's help and the support of loving friends, it is essential that we mourn our losses so we can, in time, pick up the pieces of our broken hearts and go on—trusting God to turn our tragedy into a blessing that will touch the lives of many others who are also suffering tragedy and loss.
Do not be afraid to weep. That's why God gave us tears. They help drain the pain of broken hearts. And in your sorrow I pray that God will give you loving friends who will weep with you and support you until your "night of weeping" ends and once again you will find joy "in the morning."
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ's side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever