Friendships! What are they?
We all have friends. We had some friends before and some of those friends are not friends anymore. Some friendships have been broken.
What qualifies someone to be a friend? A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. In today's Gospel Jesus speaks of his friends and what they look like and how they will act like.
Jesus mentions four things concerning His friends... listen for more
Fr. Thomas Merton, one of the greatest contemplatives of our time says, “Fidelity to grace in my life is fidelity to simplicity, rejecting ambition and analysis and elaborate thought or even elaborate concern.”
Was Jesus a insame young man who lost his way and went into town for a joyride or was a he a genius who knew what people were looking for? What was Jesus giving to the people of the town in those days when they flocked to Jerusalem clamouring Hosanna? Listen for more
God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Mary sang to John and Jesus. She sang from the fullness of her heart. She was calming and caring at the same time to all who came to her including Zachariah and Elizabeth. Listen to know more about the lullabies of Mary.
Like you and me, like everyone else, Mary had an upbringing similar to yours and mine. But her openness to God was extraordinary that made her unique in her faith. Listen to understand her better and live like her. Read more
Who fills the sky with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, Then turning the mountains green with grass, feeding both cattle and crows. Ps 147:8
Mary picked flowers from the field and made bouquets for the Lord. Listen more to understand how she found God in all things. Read more about Mary and her life. Mary: The Untold Stories of the Mother Of Jesus
These stories presented here for those who are interested in learning some backstories on Mary: Mother of Jesus. Here is an introduction to all of these stories. These stories are also available in print from Amazon. The book is: Mary: The Untold Stories of the Mother of Jesus.