Maundy Thursday 2020

Holy Thursday Contemplative Meditation- 4.9.2020

 

Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director for adults, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

12 thoughts on “Maundy Thursday 2020

  1. Thank you Todd, for this quiet time. Peter and I are always lifted by singing with you… have you considered hosting the contemplative group via Zoom? It would be so good to see everyone and hear their voices. Or Perhaps just a centering prayer sit with a short Lectio?

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    1. Todd, like the others who have commented, the word vigil spoke to me. It reminds me of when Scripture refers to the watchman, though I think on that case we’re supposed to be the watchman who waits for morning, but I often find there are periods in my life where God seems distant or I struggle to present myself to God as a living sacrifice and yet, God keeps vigil for me and always finds a way to bring me back to Himself.

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      1. Thank you so much for your sharing here, Tim! May the Vigil be felt deep in your bones, deep in your heart, good man…Will you be able to join us on the CW Zoom time this week? With Love, Todd

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  2. the blessing touched me — suggesting that Jesus, and the Trinity keeps vigil with me when I am struggling ….as Jesus was struggling in the Garden. Awake, Awake, Awake, my soul….. Thanks

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  3. As a chaplain who no longer has physical access (due to COVID-19) to the local hospital where I was visiting, I have been pondering and praying as to what to do. I have felt continuing nudging in the words, “presence, prayer and vigil”, but still not knowing what to do with them. Hearing Jan’s blessing and her use of the word “vigil” immediately stunned me and has awaken my soul – thank you for this gift, this Word from the spirit of God.

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    1. Thank you, Ann, for sharing this. May this Easter season be a continued sense of God’s vigil with you. You are a blessing to so many, I’m sure, in your chaplaincy. Thank you for that very important ministry. In Easter’s Hope, Todd

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  4. Todd, like the others who commented, the word vigil is what spoke to me. It reminds me of Scripture passages that refer to the watchman, though I suppose in that case we’re the ones who are supposed to be the watchman who waits for morning. I find there are times in my life where God feels distant or I struggle to present myself as a living sacrifice and yet, i always feel that God keeps vigil for me, and knows how to draw me back to Himself in due time.

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