That you may not grow weary and lose heart.

Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.  For the sake of the joy that lay before Him He endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken His seat at the right of the throne of God.  Consider how He endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart.  In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.

~~ Hebrews 12:1-4

This is one of my favorite scriptures.  I like knowing that the “cloud of witnesses,” the faithful in Heaven, are encouraging me in “running the race.”  But best of all, I adore Jesus, and how wondrous it is that we MAY gaze at His Face, let alone be called to keep our eyes fixed on Him!  Praise be You, Lord!  Blessed be Your Holy Name!  Thank You that I make seek Your Face, and that I am held w/in Your Hand!  Solo Dei Gloria!

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Merry Lark

I am Christian, married, a pianist. My favorite composers to play are Beethoven, Chopin, and Bach. I'm also an avid reader of great literature, and I like to write: it helps me think. I try to avoid "tribal thinking"; I'm glad and grateful to be Catholic, but I believe all Christians are my brothers & sisters in Christ, those of the Jewish faith are my cousins/elders in faith, and all human-beings are my fellow beloved-children of God. I believe God is our Loving Creator. God loves everyone, no exceptions. The Holy Spirit is growing me in Christ. Other things about me: I can't stand bullies, but I still try to understand their point-of-view; I abhor cruelty, and I do my utmost to make peace inasmuch as it's up to me; I enjoy challenges, variety, spontaneity, color, but I also like solitude, quiet, order. My healing and my bliss is in recognizing I am part of the Body of Christ. Shalom!

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