Meditation, Prayers, and Assorted Stuff for May 8, 2020
Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey, “Sharing Our Knowledge Freely”
Often we think that we do not know enough to be able to teach others. We might even become hesitant to tell others what we know, out of fear that we won’t have anything left to say when we are asked for more.
This mind-set makes us anxious, secretive, possessive, and self-conscious. But when we have the courage to share freely with others all that we know, ·whenever they ask for it, we soon discover that we know a lot more than we thought. It is only by giving generously from the well of our knowledge that we discover how deep that well is.
More prayers are from the website faithandworship.com:
Gracious God, let us never forget, as daily life becomes more difficult and restrictions cause annoyance, that there are many for whom this has been normality for years; affected by long-term drought or destructive storms; struggling in poverty, or through violence forced to adopt the life of refugee. May we remember to be thankful for what we have, and work together selflessly for all who need our help. Amen.
Bless the good neighbours, Lord, who call to check that all is well, with those unable to get out, and whose gentle act of service brings a ray of light into a day that would otherwise be cheerless. Bless them, and all who likewise give of their time for others in following your good example, that this might become a better and more caring world in which to live. Amen.
Here’s more from the Reverend Fun website…
https://brightside.me/creativity-art/an-artist-hides-cats-in-his-paintings-creates-a-new-kind-of-art-we-name-catscapes-796260/Everyone’s heard about landscapes. But what do you know about catscapes?
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/29/us/dog-saved-family-tornado-lost-found-trnd/index.htmlNow, I’ll give equal time to our dogs. Read how this hero dog saved her family from a tornado and was reunited with her owners after being lost for 54 days.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/covid-19-face-masksWe’re all trying to get used to wearing facemasks. These folks took their face wear to a whole new creative level.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/04/ben-johnston-typography-murals/What’s that? You don’t think typography can be exciting? Think again…think again.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/08/dancing-in-the-streets-ve-day-celebrations-in-1945-in-pictures Seventy-five years ago, the world celebrated the surrender of Nazi Germany. Here’s two articles, this one showing the celebrations in London, and this one lingering wartime damage in Berlin.https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/08/berlin-battle-scars-second-world-war-wwii-in-pictures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdcSwilZ9Y0Two guys sit down at a piano in a busy London station and start an epic boogie woogie battle for the ages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVzi8tM2QlwWatch Bruce Springsteen invite a young fan onstage to play with him at a concert in Australia—and then watch Bruce smile when the young kid nails it.
Never forget that Christ calls us to use whatever talents we have to share our faith as only we can sing it!
Stay safe and stay well!