|Day 5: Faith leading to
they did not understand the scripture that he must rise from the
dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.
What was the mood of the disciples as they turned back to go home?
What were their expectations about what might happen next?
A very short piece but continue to read it through a few times,
allowing the words to sink deep within you. Are there words or
insights from the passage than seem important as we pass the halfway
point in our Novena?
Spend a few minutes building the
scene in whatever way you find most helpful. How do the disciples
take their leave of Mary? What is the "feel" of the scene at this
Faith often comes before understanding. We believe
- but may have to reflect - read - contemplate - experience
something differently before we move to understanding. Reflecting and learning how to make
our faith yet more alive and active is for some people exciting - for others
it is a challenge.
Pray for people who are excited - and those who are
you did not understand but you believed.
Pray for as we seek to understand more fully
what God wills for us.
Pray for those for whom this is an exciting time
and for those for whom it is difficult and challenging.
Guide us all through your story
to the hope of resurrection.
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