Lenten Study – April 4

I love a good nap.  As I write this, it is actually Sunday late in the afternoon.  Today has been a busy day, and I have not had a chance to take my Sunday afternoon nap.  We had services as usual and then our special healing service.  It was a beautiful service.  I had to stop at the grocery store on my way home to get a few items.  Then, yes, I was finally home.  Except it wasn’t resting time yet.  I still had a load of laundry to take care of and a dog who wanted, no expected, a nice long Sunday afternoon walk.  When I finally settled down on the sofa, I remembered the Lenten Study…I still had to film a video, write my thoughts and do all the uploading.  Goodness…no nap for me.  I am now at the place, 6 pm, where it is better to push on until bedtime, then sweet rest.  But I do love a good nap.  

Anyway, I am telling you all of this to set you up for our reading today.  Because you know, sometimes our rest gets interrupted and we have to go with the flow.  

Mark 6

Now, I plan to take it nice and easy tomorrow or, um, today (remember, I am writing this on Sunday).  It is my day off, and a nap will be in order.  Because, after all, I do love a good nap.  

Reflection Questions:

  1. How do you know when you are overtired and need a good rest?  Do you start to lose patience with those around you?  
  2. How can you work at practicing compassion even when you are feeling less than compassionate? 
  3. In what ways is the Holy Spirit calling you to serve?  

So What Activity:  If you are overtired and have been running on empty…well, take a nap.  It is good to rest.  


One response to “Lenten Study – April 4”

  1. I am so glad you, Jim, Loida, singers and facilitator waited to rest and instead held the compassionate healing service yesterday. My husband who has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy really, really appreciated all the time and energy that went into the service. Thank you.


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