Sharing the Peace Saturday - Pictures of Faith.

Each Saturday, we “share the peace.” Last week, we shared a song that holds special meaning. As we enter into Holy Week, let us share the peace through a photograph. It could be of a place, a saint, a church - it is up to you.  Perhaps explain why the picture represents your faith.

The first image I would like to share is at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. People from all over the world bring their prayers, pain, dreams, tears, and gratitude and offer them to God.  They come together as a people in faith and hold their heart to the Holy One. The candles also represent the knowledge that the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness will never overcome it. 

The second image represents two essential components of my faith: Pilgrimage and desert monasticism. The worn and weathered cross is found in the high mountain desert at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range (Blood of Christ in Spanish). The cross is on the road to the Santuario of Chimayo in New Mexico. I have led numerous pilgrimages to Chimayo on Good Friday. Each year, at this cross, we held a portion of the Good Friday service. Those services were some of the most profound and moving in my life. All those prayers.  The earth at the foot of this cross is layered with those prayers, and it is a holy place.

Now it is your turn to share the peace.  Post the image that speaks to your faith on your Social Media site or share it by email with friends and family.  Don’t forget to pick up the phone and share your faith with a friend.  God bless you and “The peace of the Lord be with you always.”

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