Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 33 of Lent :: When Heaven Kisses Eart

“When we look at His cross,
we understand His love.
His head is bent down to kiss us.
His hands are extended to embrace us.
His heart is wide open to receive us.”
Augustine of Hippo

Reflection: Come in deep reverence to spend time in God’s presence today. Gently open your heart -- see yourself taking off your shoes to enter the holy of holies where God will speak to your own heart.

Read the following verses as a prayer back to Christ

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or
authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
Colossians 1:15-17

Reflection: Ponder the contrast of the two images depicted here: the one by Augustine and the one by the Apostle Paul. These are both vivid images of Who Christ is.

Reflect on what great a God we have.

He holds everything together by the power of His might, yet allowed Himself to be nailed down and held lifeless on a tree.

In silence, take a few deep breaths, relax and visualize yourself before the cross looking at the image of Jesus presented by Augustine: Head bent down to kiss you, Hands extended to embrace you, Heart wide open to receive you. You may want to repeat these lines several times under your breath. Take time to simply be with Christ, receive His love and experience His embrace…

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