DUE TO RAINY WEATHER: 5 P.M. MASS IS AT CHARIS, 7117 WASHINGTON AVE. SOUTH, NOT SMITH COFFEE & CAFE. THANKS!
THIS WEEK!!!! Dona Peña Torres and Pedro Torres live supporting our sung prayer! Don’t miss it!!!
“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What [parent] among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
We had a young neighbor a number of years ago who used to say, “Be a warrior, not a worrier.” My grandmothers were prayer warriors. They prayed daily. I suspect on some level, they prayed without ceasing. I saw a meme on FB this week that said, “Your grandmother’s prayers are still at work.” And I smiled, because I believe that.
I wish I was more of a prayer warrior. I’m probably a little bit more of a foxhole prayer, if the truth be told. I pray when I’m worried and I pray when I’m fearful. I try to remember to pray when I’m grateful. A lot of times, I need someone or something to remind me to pray. I try to follow Anne LaMott’s lead with the three great prayers: “Please! Thanks! Wow!”
This week, the scriptures serve that need. No snakes or scorpions in sight, I promise.
Join us at 10 a.m. this Sunday for Mass at the Center (7117 Washington Ave. S.). At 5 p.m. we will be at Smith Coffee & Cafe on Eden Prairie Road, where we will pray through Labor Day. This week is a community night at the five. Join us for Summer Salad potluck (bring something to share) and games, yard and board, at Smith. Rain location will be Washington Ave (we can’t do food inside Smith).
In gratitude for your companionship on this journey,
An Ecumenical Catholic Community
cháris Χάρις khar’ece