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This book was given birth one morning when Marianne Sailus, the author, was on a silent retreat in Wernersville, PA. As she sipped her morning coffee, she decided to use that time to reflect on some of the issues that she was addressing during the course of that retreat.
When she reached the bottom of the cup, she left the dining hall and went across the hallway into the chapel. That is where the first of these meditations was born. She went to the retreat center chapel, opened her Bible, and contemplated on what she was experiencing. Then she wrote down some notes which became the first of the meditations contained in the book.
Over the upcoming months, common experiences from daily life led the author to reflect on how God works in our lives. These experiences included everything from two automobile accidents that occurred forty days apart that opened her eyes to the meaning of God's mercy; to experiences with patients and family members as they confronted illness, disability, and even death; to historical events, such as the Amish school shooting, which illustrate the healing power of forgiveness.
This book follows the course of the seasons - both of the calendar year as well as the liturgical year and contains 366 meditations - one for each day, plus one for February 29th, should the reader use it during leap year. Each day begins with three suggested Scriptures - one either from the Old Testament or from the New Testament epistles, Acts of the Apostles, or the Book of Revelation; a Psalm or part of a Psalm, and a Gospel reading. These are followed by the actual meditation, which reflects back on the Scriptures. Finally, each day ends with a prayer to sum up the entire reflection.
bound: 738 pages
publisher: Eastern Christian Publications; 2 edition (April 7, 2017)
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