Sunday, April 5, 2009

Faith




Today we are focusing on the 8th station, Jesus meets the holy women of Jerusalem. Sometimes we pray and do not receive the answers we want, or things happen and we don't understand why they do. Faith is required to believe that God will do and provide what is best for us.

We are so excited today because Palm Sunday marks our entrance into Holy Week. We don't have processions here or really whoop it up for Holy Week like in Spain or the Latin American countries (shucks!), but our faith is still steeped in tradition.

Today we prepared little ship, Jonah, and whale figures to draw the parallel between Jonah's stint for 3 days in the belly of the whale, and Jesus' death from Good Friday to his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Our little Jonah was taped onto his ship. On Good Friday, we'll stuff Jonah into the whale, and on Easter Sunday we'll take him out again.

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