Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday Five: Good Friday Edition

TOH to Rev HRod at the RevGalBlogPals site for this meme:

Our prayer concerns are as varied as we are this day.

For whom would you like us to pray?

For PH's uncle who is having a difficult time recovering from two surgeries for cancer, and for his wife, who is having a hard time with all this. For my priest friend in Kenya, Samuel, whose mother died this week after an illness that would have been treatable if there was a good hospital in his part of the country. For those who are trying to discern God's will for them and are struggling to hear God's voice amidst the clutter of life.

Are there things you have done or will do today to help the young ones understand this important day in our lives?

When mine were little, we talked about what a hard day this was, but how necessary it was, and how great a gift it has been to all of us.

Music plays an important part in sharing the story of this day. Is there a hymn or piece of music that you have found particularly meaningful to your celebrations of Good Friday?

Bach. The Passion Chorale ("O Sacred Head Sore Wounded").

As you hear the passion narrative, is there a character that you particularly resonate with?

Pilate's wife. So often I speak, but don't take the next step and act.

Where have you seen the gracious God of love at work lately?

The kindness of my professors when I was ill, the privilege of participating in a review for full professorship for one of them, the healing power of music and Scripture, the importance of family and the gift of familial love.

Peace be with all of you on this day, and this weekend.


Sally said...

the healing of music and scripture- amen and amen!

RevHRod said...

Thank you for your post. I hadn't thought of Pilate's wife yet this week.