Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sabbath Moments

Sabbath Moments are moments we spend resting in God, just being rather than doing. Colleen at 
Thoughts on Grace hosts this weekly meme. Those who would like to join in or read more about Sabbath Moments can find more information at Colleen's blog.

This year I have been attending a Bible study every Sunday after Mass. We have been working our way through the Old Testament and this past week we studied Jeremiah, one of my favorite prophets! We read a lot of Scripture during this class, everyone takes turns reading. Sometimes we take breaks from the Bible and study saints instead. We have one more week in the Old testament and then we start the New. I can't wait! I get to talk and read about Jesus [my favorite subject] as much as I want and no one rolls their eyes at me or waggles their brows :) The class is taught by a nun and she is a delight! God's love radiates from her and I know that she will be a great saint someday. I love these weekly moments reading God's words. I read the Bible at home, also. I am spending extra time this Lent meditating on His Word; this week at home I read from the Book of Wisdom so I will leave you with this passage:
"For in her is a spirit
   intelligent, holy, unique
Manifold, subtle, agile,
   clear, unstained, certain,
Not baneful, loving the good, keen,
  unhampered, beneficent, kindly,
Firm, secure, tranquil,
   all-powerful, all-seeing,
And pervading all spirits,
   though they be intelligent, pure and
     very subtle.
For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion
  and she penetrates and pervades all
    things by reason of her purity."             Wis. 7: 23-24


  1. Mary, I love Jeremiah too! I am glad you are enjoying Bible Study so much. To have a teacher like you have is such a gift! Thanks for participating in this meme every week! God bless!

  2. Mary, Add me to the list of Jeremiah fans! Thanks for this very powerful passage from Wisdom. Glad you are enjoying your Bible Study.
    God Bless!

  3. I love studying the old testament prophets! There is just so much jam packed into their lives and message that actively speaks to me in this modern day. The truth always transcends time, doesn't it?

  4. Nice post. I, too, have been spending time in the Old Testament. Despite finding some of it very hard to follow and identify with, it is certainly inspiring me and letting me spend more time with God. I hope your Bible study continues to enlighten you!

  5. Love all the prophets and the Wisdom books. Wisdom scripture is intimately linked to Mary and the Church uses passages in the Divine Office on Marian feasts and on many Saturdays of the year.

    Good for you going to Bible study!

    A Lenten note about the Way of the Cross - Liturgical Press has evidently brought back its scriptural "The Way of the Cross" using Scripture and prayers from the Traditional Mass along with the Stabat Mater. All the Scripture references are footnoted. Although I like the Stations from St. Alphonsus, something clutches at my heart when I pray the Scriptural version. The English is quite beautiful. The Benedictines have been the guardians and protectors of the sacred liturgy throughout the history of the Church. If you're interested, here is the link: