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Friday, October 02, 2009

Touching holiness Friday Five


Yesterday I was privileged to join the thousands of pilgrims who had flocked to York Minster to see the casket containing the bones of St Therese of Lisieux. People came from miles around, some with deep faith came to venerate the Saint, others with none came out of curiosity. The Christians who came represented a mix of denominations, I went because I have read her writings and out of sheer curiosity having never been to anything like this before.

To put it in crude terms I was blown away by the by the deep sense of God's presence, of gentleness, of holiness and purity. Today as I reflect upon the experience I recognise that there have been other places and other times when I have experienced a tangible touch of God. I wonder if it was because the message that Therese had is so much needed today, she experienced God as a God of love, and encouraged others to draw closer...

How about you, where do you find God's peace and presence, is there:

1. A place that holds a special memory?

2. A song that seems to usher you into the Holy of Holies?

3.A book/ poem/ prayer that says what you cannot?

4. How do you remind yourself of these things at times when God seems far away?

5.Post a picture/ poem or song that speaks of where you are right now in your relationship with God...

No bonus this week, I think that this F5 enough on its own....

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21 comments:

  1. I can't believe I'm this early! (Minor drama at our house -- the furnace pilot light is out, and we're huddling over our morning coffee waiting for the Furnace Guy.) You can read my FF here .

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  2. A lovely one, sally! Thanks - I played here.

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  3. Very contemplative five. I enjoyed it here.

    And I'm packing for a conference, then a fiber festival...so I'll check back as soon as possible. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  4. I loved this play, it soothed my soul here.

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  5. Thanks Sally! Great FF. I touched holiness here.

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  6. This was a great way to move into focusing on the sermon that I’ve got to write today! I played here.

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  7. What a day I'm having! I took a few minutes to play here.

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  8. I played here!

    It's been a long time, and I didn't have much time so it's short..but there it is!

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  9. Thanks, Sally. I am pondering the questions in between writing sermons for this weekend. Who knows if answers will make it to an actual post. I appreciate the call to stop and think, though; that's a God moment unto itself.

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  10. Thanks for a thought-provoking FF, Sally. I pondered here

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  11. Thank you for this, Sally.
    I quietly posted here.

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  12. Thanks Sally. I played here...where God and I connected.

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  13. I'm late and have few words, but I posted here.

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