I will be adding random pictures that John might find good to add to his splashy promotional video he will be making in Chicago next week.
There will be lots of pictures today, but there was something John prayed for during the petitions that struck me as quite powerful and unusual. "Break her heart, Lord, that she may come to love you more deeply." He was praying for his dear sister, Little Sister Hallel, who is his bride! When I heard "break her heart" it seemed like from human terms as if it were a break up, but in His terms and spiritual terms it means dying to self so that he may live in us more and more!
John and I listened to this video of the Christian version of Hallelujah from Shrek of the death and resurrection of Jesus - the Easter/Paschal Mystery message. We were weeping at what he did to save us and forgive us and help us as we are sinners and he came for us as he reminds us in the Gospel today... "I did not come to call the righteous but sinners." Matthew 9:13