Day 132, July 29, 2020 See you at noon for prayer
Exercise Group #3
Exercise #1 Lateral Arm raise
Exercise #2 Neck and Shoulder Stretch
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hands extended down at the side. Gently pull the left arm down, reaching toward the floor with the left hand, and tilt the head to the right. Hold the position for 10-30 seconds while continuing to breathe. Repeat the action, gently pulling the right arm down toward the floor, tilting the head to the left. Alternating between the two sides, repeat the stretch three to five times on each side. Rest and repeat three times.
Affirmation on Love – 2
(1 John 4:7, 12; Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:21-22, 25, 6:1; Philippians 2:3-4;
“We believe that we should love one another, because love is from God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
“We believe that in this love we should let the word of Christ dwell in us richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in our hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
“We believe we should be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord [although this is scriptural, I hesitate to support this verse for I believe in equality, just saying, Doug]. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
“We believe we should do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than ourselves. Let each of us look not to our own interests, but to the interests of others.
“For we believe that as many of us as were baptized into Christ have clothed ourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer male and female; for all of us are one in Christ Jesus.”
A Prayer for Nature
“God of wind and sea, of sky and river, we give thanks for the gift of life. We bring before you our gratitude for the miracle of nature's beauty, nature's rhythm, the breath of life.
“Preserve in us the desire to honor your creation, to know your handiwork, to share this symbol of your love for us with all your children. As part of your creation, make us sensitive to its fragile health. May we learn to care for our earth as you care for us - and keep the blessing alive for generations to come. Amen.”
“Your way of acting should be different from the World’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.” – St. Benedict
Today: Where have you seen the Love of Christ exemplified lately?