Earlier this year, a teacher, Joan, held a several week session where we learned a little about the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic. Before we started the first session, we all lit a candle for our intentions. Joan read a passage from the Bible where Jesus is inviting Peter to walk across the water to him. So Peter walked out to him, but he lost faith, and began to sink. We are all a little like that. So we held Jesus’ hand as we walked on water holding his hand to keep afloat.
Each week we learned how to pronounce Jesus’ prayer in Aramaic. The power of just the sound was evident, even without our full understanding of the meaning.
We Are Three, You Are Three …
“When the bishop’s ship stopped at a remote island for a day, he determined to use the time as profitably as possible. He strolled along the seashore and came across three fishermen mending their nets. In pidgin English they explained to him that centuries before they had been Christianized by missionaries. “We, Christians!” they said, pointing proudly to one another.
Continue reading Always with you
One day I noticed a rainbow on a picture of a Biblical scene in my house. It were if the light were on my own heart. The picture is a print of a painting in Switzerland, “Teach us how to pray”.
Continue reading Teach Us How to Pray