Saturday, April 7, 2012

Holy Saturday & Waiting

 Beth brings you today's post:

Molly Mahoney: Now we wait.  
Mr. Edward Magorium: No. We breathe. We pulse. We regenerate. Our hearts beat. Our minds create. Our souls ingest. 37 seconds, well used, is a lifetime. 
~From Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

I always feel kind of bad for this Saturday. It doesn’t get a special name, doesn’t get a church service. If you practice the Catholic faith you may find yourself at an Easter Vigil on Saturday night, but that’s about as big a deal as today gets, and even that is really just waiting around for tomorrow. Tomorrow there will be trumpets and lilies, perhaps Easter baskets and family dinners. Tomorrow, even if the clouds are grey, will be bright and light and full of rejoicing. But today...What is today?
Today, we wait. We have gotten through the fasting of Lent, reflected on all of what Jesus suffered for us, and now we wait to hear the Good News: that He has risen for us, for our new life. But today we hear nothing. The disciples heard nothing that day. They locked themselves in a room waiting in fear (Luke 24).
God has not designed us for fear. He has designed us for life! Even 37 seconds can be a lifetime of rejoicing, of discovering, of knowing the Truth that you can rejoice in daily, even if it is still Lent. How much more can 24 hours be? Today is not a day to just wait. It is a day to Live.

Challenge: Do something new and beautiful today. Perhaps watch
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium for inspiration. Let God change how you wait.

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