Faith Action Figures
HOPE is always present in our lives.
God shows us HOPE in the light of the sun.
God shows us HOPE in the shining of the moon.
God shows us HOPE in the beauty and uniqueness of the snowflake.
God’s HOPE is present for us always.
May we always take the time to be silent and present in God’s HOPE.
May God’s HOPE help us continue to share God’s love.
by Sharon Vogler
The Beatitudes Matthew 5:3-12
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Sharing our Beatitale stories as we learn how to live the Beatitudes during Lent.
The Picture of God by Wilma Spaulding
I chose The Picture of God on page 125 in the Beatitales. The beatitude is Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God!
The story is about a little girl that loves to draw. She asks her brother what does God look like? His answer was to show her a picture of Jesus in their dining room.She asks her mother and she tells her he is like a spirit. Her Dad tells her he is like a father. When she sits down to draw her picture she finally looks up to heaven and asks God, What do you look like? She smiles and picks up her markers and crayons and begins to draw. What do you think God looks like? Close your eyes and see the picture in your mind.
God has made all of us in his image – everyone at All Saints Parish, in Evansville, IN, in the USA and even in the entire world! So if you are ever asked What does God Look Like? Simply take the person to a mirror and say,You are what God looks like!