Easter - 2018

Monday, January 27, 2014

A declaration for love, faith, and a future!

This past week we celebrated the Birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was the leader of the civil right movement. He took a strong stand for the dream that all people should have equal opportunities in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is a marker in Washington D.C. that is located on 1964 Independence Ave. The location of the Marker is significant in that is was chosen to acknowledge the key role Dr. King played in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It also marks the year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Last Sunday was the National Sanctity of Life Sunday. Over one Million Abortions are performed in the USA a year. This is down significantly from what it was, but the cherishing of the life of a baby is still at risk. Thus, we memorialize the loss of life and what could have been. This week there were marches in Washington D.C. and throughout the country seeking to speak for the life of an unborn child.

When someone dies, we place a marker on the resting place as a means of remembering our loved one. It marks the place we can return to and recall the memories. It also allows for us to have a place to meditate, cry, and embrace the sorrow that so fills our lives. We remember so as to move forward.

How we act is a direct reflection on our faith. The events we treasure are that which define our actions and give meaning to who we are. This is why it is important to be devoted to Breaking of Bread...Eucharist...Lord's Supper...Communion. This act of taking bread and juice as symbolic representation of Jesus Body and Blood is a sacramental act that is an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible reality.

This action is a reminder of our sins, of how much Jesus loves us, that our faith is real, and that he has prepared a path for us that will guide us through all eternity.

You know I love ya, Don 

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