|Day 4: Seeing and believing
the cloth that had been on Jesus' head (was) not lying with the
linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other
disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and
Why does John point out the detail about
the cloth that had covered Jesus' face? How does seeing the grave
clothes as they are lead him to believe - and what is he believing
in at this moment - he has not yet seen the Lord?
Spend a few minutes reading and reflecting on the Scripture passage.
What springs to mind as you ponder the words and phrases? How might
these ideas feed into your own life and, perhaps, the life of your
community? Jot down any thoughts in your spiritual journal. Are any threads beginning to emerge?
Spend a few minutes building the
scene. How might a film director film the scene? What would they
focus on? What kind of atmosphere would they be trying to create?
How do the participants in this drama feel at this point?
We cannot always say what leads us to believe...
quite often it is a glimpse - a moment when we recognise that there
is something beyond what we can see and touch. It is this faith that
sustains us through the any changes that happen in our lives.
for a strengthening of faith for those who feel on
the fringes or marginalised.
woman of faith,
pray for those whose belief is tested -
who feel that they are not good enough -
who feel they do not belong.
Guide us all through your story
to the hope of resurrection.
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