Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome Spring Welcome

Well how sad were you when you woke up to snow on the 1st day of Spring?

As of 7:21pm this evening Spring has Sprung
Oh - it was so much easier to stay active when the sun was out and I didn't have to wear a coat.

How can I think about what I'm going to wear on Easter with snow on the ground? 
Another year of freezing on Easter?- I hope not.  

This year for Lent I wanted to DO stuff instead of give stuff up- being I'm already giving up.
I want to eat better
I want to get to confession
I want to get to stations at least 2x- 1x with Lucas- where we volunteer to help
I want to pray more

I also started up with my prayer for the shoulder

Here is how the Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus came about:

(found on my prayer card)
It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and Our Lord answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through Its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins."

Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus

O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other Wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

After thinking about Jesus and his wound I feel pretty silly crying about trying to get into shape.

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