It is Holy Week. It will look like no other Holy Week we ever expected or wanted to live. Separated from the sacraments, the traditions, the beauty of this time does not mean that we are separated from Christ and the greatness of the events of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. We are called during this time to find Christ in ourselves, find ways to live in holiness, in prayer, in beauty. We are called to seek our own cross, ask God for the strength to carry it, and ask God to take our sufferings and do good with them, offering them up for those in our life who might need our help, or the souls of those whom we have lost, or for the world. Take up your cross and follow the Lord!
Rest in the Lord, for He is waiting with open arms to hold you close.
Allow God to nourish you when you feel dry, for He desires to see you Fully Alive.
Rely only on Christ when you are empty to provide you with the graces you need to move closer to Him.
Be open to the Holy Spirit to guide you when you are lost, to help you navigate times of hardship, crisis, tensions, and loss. Ask the Holy Spirit to keep you in line with the will of God.
Find a moment of Joy each hour of the day, each morning when you wake up, each week when you would normally be gathered in faith.
Create with the Lord! Create the light we seek. Create room to continue to grow in faith, hope, charity, through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Co-Create with God
Rest in the sharing of a meal, the reflections of Christs Passion, and the Waiting for Easter Morning.
This Week’s Journal Question:
In what ways can I create space for the holiness of this week in my own home?
Lord, take this week and transform it into beautiful holiness, creating in me not a heart of anxiety, but a heart of peace and rejoicing in your great gifts. Amen.