Here are the final two images that complete the Holy Week Series created for 2016.
Yes, he is arisen! Easter changes everything. The darkness is gone. All creation is amazed. The day of new beginnings is here.
Easter is more than a day, it is a season. Keep it alive in your hearts for we are an Easter people. Amen
There are more Easter Covers and Images on this gralog, so feel free to explore and see which additional ones you might like to use this Easter Season. Just click the images below to be taken to those sets.
Introducing the New Holy Week Series! I have been patiently waiting to release the following images and covers for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. I hope you like them as much as I do. Easter images will be released in a few days.
I am excited about this new series and I am making them available a bit early in the hope that they may grace many social media feeds this coming Holy Week!
God bless you in this holy season.
P.S. Here is a hint. Trying pairing two images together! Use the smaller Holy Week image as your profile picture and change out the cover for each of the other days or visa versa - use different days as your profile pic and keep the cover set as Holy Week.
Here are the new images, both facebook covers and general post images, for Holy Week. These are for Holy Thursday and Good Friday. I am working on several images for Easter which will be posted in the next few days.
Don't limit the use of these images to just Facebook, they also work great on Twitter as posts or on Google Plus. I use them many different places.
Be sure you look back over last year's images and as always, I hope that my creations are useful for you and that they are enjoyed. God Bless.
“You could not keep watch with me for one hour?” – Matthew 26:40
The famous Trappist monk, Thomas Merton said: “The biggest disease in North America is busyness.” How very true it is. Our lives are a constant barrage of busy and noisy. TV, video games, iPods, IPads and cell phones mean that our lives are filled with a constant noise. All of this while we juggle the constant stream of places and activities that keep us "busy" and dominate our lives. Crammed into just one hour we can be taking one child/grandchild to this sports practice and one to this dance recital. Getting the family pet to the vet and our aging parents to their latest medical test. All this while our minds are remembering and planning dinner preparation needs before we make that final pit-stop at the grocery store.
It is all a never-ending cycle of busyness that becomes the motivating condition of our lives - if we let it.
But Jesus himself has asked us to do this one thing for him this most Holy Week of the year. To stay for a while in the garden and just keep watch with him. He has taken on the pain and sorrow that fills our lives and even taken the burden of our busyness. He just asks us to slow-it-down for one hour. Just give him one hour.
One hour at Holy Thursday Mass to pray with him in the garden and to dine with him at the table of His last supper.
One hour to experience the final steps of his agony and passion and to humble ourselves and venerate the Cross on Good Friday
One joyful and glorious hour to rejoice and celebrate on Easter that he has concurred death, he has risen and he truly lives today and for all of time.
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS
PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION
ST PETER'S SQUARE
13 APRIL 2014
This week begins with the festive procession with olive branches: the entire populace welcomes Jesus. The children and young people sing, praising Jesus. But this week continues in the mystery of Jesus’ death and his resurrection. We have just listened to the Passion of our Lord. We might well ask ourselves just one question: Who am I? Who am I, before my Lord? Who am I, before Jesus who enters Jerusalem amid the enthusiasm of the crowd? Am I ready to express my joy, to praise him? Or do I stand back? Who am I, before the suffering Jesus?
We have just heard many, many names. The group of leaders, some priests, the Pharisees, the teachers of the law, who had decided to kill Jesus. They were waiting for the chance to arrest him. Am I like one of them?
We have also heard another name: Judas. Thirty pieces of silver. Am I like Judas? We have heard other names too: the disciples who understand nothing, who fell asleep while the Lord was suffering. Has my life fallen asleep? Or am I like the disciples, who did not realize what it was to betray Jesus? Or like that other disciple, who wanted to settle everything with a sword? Am I like them? Am I like Judas, who feigns loved and then kisses the Master in order to hand him over, to betray him? Am I a traitor? Am I like those people in power who hastily summon a tribunal and seek false witnesses: am I like them? And when I do these things, if I do them, do I think that in this way I am saving the people?
Am I like Pilate? When I see that the situation is difficult, do I wash my hands and dodge my responsibility, allowing people to be condemned – or condemning them myself?
Am I like that crowd which was not sure whether they were at a religious meeting, a trial or a circus, and then chose Barabbas? For them it was all the same: it was more entertaining to humiliate Jesus.
Am I like the soldiers who strike the Lord, spit on him, insult him, who find entertainment in humiliating him?
Am I like the Cyrenean, who was returning from work, weary, yet was good enough to help the Lord carry his cross?
Am I like those who walked by the cross and mocked Jesus: "He was so courageous! Let him come down from the cross and then we will believe in him!" Mocking Jesus….
Am I like those fearless women, and like the mother of Jesus, who were there, and who suffered in silence?
Am I like Joseph, the hidden disciple, who lovingly carries the body of Jesus to give it burial?
Am I like the two Marys, who remained at the Tomb, weeping and praying?
Am I like those leaders who went the next day to Pilate and said, "Look, this man said that he was going to rise again. We cannot let another fraud take place!", and who block life, who block the tomb, in order to maintain doctrine, lest life come forth?
Where is my heart? Which of these persons am I like? May this question remain with us throughout the entire week.
This week, Holy Week, more than any other week in our liturgical year I ponder the question - Who am I like in the story?
For at different times I am like Judas,
at times I am like Peter...
I am like the guards who mock him..
I am the like the women who mourn him...
Today I bring you the final installment for my Lenten series of Facebook Covers/Social Media Images, (Lenten Facebook Covers - Free to a Good Home and Even More Lenten Covers as well as some Holy Week and Easter images.
I pray that your Holy Week will be one that is transformative and meaningful.
God Bless you on your journey.
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5th Sunday of Lent (A)
Bonus Social Media Image
Evangelizing the digital continent!
We each may be only one person, but together we are
all part of one body.
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