March 29, 2009

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 03.29.09

Liturgy
Let us pray
that by growing in love this Lenten season
we may bring the peace of Christ to our world.

God our Father,
your Word, Jesus Christ, spoke peace to a sinful world
and brought mankind the gift of reconciliation
by the suffering and death he endured.

Teach us, the people who bear his name,
to follow the example he gave us:

may our faith, hope and charity
turn hatred into love, conflict into peace, death to eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Reflection
Are you making the right sacrifices and are they for the right things?

How can you be more opportunistic when it comes to serving others?

What areas of your life need to experience death?

Who are some people that you can model sacrifice for?

Benediction
Finally, my friends, whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received
or heard from me, or seen in me
put it into practice.

And the God of peace will be with you.
Amen.

Go in peace and live the church.

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