Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 04/08/2012

Happy Resurrection Sunday! He is Risen!

If you are not friends with me on Facebook, you do not know yet of my update from Good Friday. Our annual Cross Walk was only four of us, and instead of going to our usual place it was just down the road from the cross’s home. We only walked it a half-mile each way. This ended up being the most amazing Cross Walk I have been on for two reasons:

  1. I basically dressed as Jesus, and it was cool.
  2. Along our path were several homes. In one home was this elderly woman who is living with her youngest daughter. She explained to us that between 1984 and 2009 she lost two sons, a daughter, and her husband to illnesses and accidents. All she has left are her oldest son, 51, and her youngest daughter, 41. On this past Palm Sunday, her 50-year-old daughter-in-law succumbed to cancer. She spent the week not only missing her daughter-in-law but also feeling depression and sadness over her passed family members. She had been praying for strength and release, when all of a sudden, out her window, she saw Jesus carrying a cross down the street. (You guessed it folks, it was me) Our little Walk allowed Christ to use us to bring comfort and hope to this woman.

If that is not the message of the gospel, well … yeah.

On a slightly different note, on January 2007, I heard a message about prayer. It was centered around 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

This poem was a result. It is also a prayer:

i want to pray

when i speak
i want to pray
when i think
i want to pray
when i move
i want to pray
as i live
i want to pray
as i worship
i want to pray
as i pray
i want You to answer

Taken from simple words for God from a simple man of God by daniel m  klem, page 50.

Seek the risen Lord. He wants to answer!

May you be blessed with His grace, peace, and love today and always!

    • catholicboyrichard
    • April 8th, 2012

    Just one question…is that tree behind you the one you cursed??? Wait that was a fig tree…oh well. VERY cool look though. If I wore it I would look like Santa in my winter underwear, but on you its perfect. HAPPY EASTER:)

    • I laughed so hard with this! I thank you for the compliment, though I must also confess that 17 hours after this photo was taken I had a barber cut my hair and shave my face! I will post the photo off the change this Tuesday!

      Happy Resurrection Sunday!

    • catholicboyrichard
    • April 8th, 2012

    Reblogged this on catholicboyrichard and commented:
    This is a blogging friend of mine, Daniel M Klem…the tree behind him is NOT the one Jesus cursed, although it does look a bit scrawny…and I would recommend his blog to anyone. He claims to be a “simple man of God” and I accept that only in that I believe he has simplicity in love for God and neighbor. But if you read his words you will soon find lots of profundity. Worth a visit.

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