The Feast of Corpus Christi

I cannot sleep when it is so light outside. And it is now 03:00 AM!

I have to warn all conventional thinkers that now and then some of my posts may be upsetting. I do not sell an ideology, rather share thoughts or experiences with you, whether correct or not.

I downloaded messages now. One was from a German friend Dorothee Moritz. The religious day in Poland yesterday is called The Feast of Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam Corpi Christi)

I read more about it on the internet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Christi_(feast)

Then something caught my eye. I quote:

“While the institution of the Eucharist is celebrated on Holy (Maundy) Thursday, the liturgy on that day also commemorates Christ’s New Commandment (“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you.” John 13:34), the washing of the disciples’ feet, …”

And suddenly I start thinking of the young lady who was critisized because she didn’t look like a conventional Christian (Bileam se Donkie), I think back to the prostitutes standing at the edge of the forest in the bitterly cold weather, to my sentence of yesterday “the more I travel the more I love God’s creatures”, and suddenly I feel ashamed that I need extensive travels to let the truth dawn on me “That ye love one another; as I have loved you.”

And I have to think back to my own country. Do the churches do enough to live God’s love, and not only to people that look and think the same?

Do the churches do enough to motivate their people to actively pray for our government, our provincial and local governments? If I were a dominee I would never let a service pass without passionately praying for the government and all people in power because there is a promise: “that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life,” Read Timothy 2 verses 1 – 3.

Last year after interviewing 127 young South Africans only 3 said that their dominees regularly pray for the government during services. Sad.

And are churches supposed to be the fountain of love and inspiration? If you can read Afrikaans have a look at

http://www.beeld.com/Opinie/Nog/Ds-Jannie-Pelser-SA-is-nie-die-korrupste-land-ter-wereld-20100617

In Windhoek at the airport two weeks ago I read: It is better to light a candle than cursing the darkness.

Can you imagine if everyone that reads this post today do a deed of kindness, love, to only two strangers? I am going to do it.

Am I going to pack and start riding or I am going to sleep another hour?

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3 Responses to The Feast of Corpus Christi

  1. Maryna den Braanker says:

    Lodie, I always find that sleeping for a hour or two (after a night of devouring interesting reading material), as a complete ‘shut down’ for mind&body and am I always surprized by the new revue and freshness of my soul, after the nap.
    The sharing of your very interesting ‘posts’ is such a positive way of keeping in touch with your own sanity of mind, as well as, with us. . .touring with you !

  2. Dick says:

    Ek kry jou jammer as ek dink aan die nat, koue weer waarin jy moet ry, en kamp, want dis skielik vrek koud hier in SA. En jy weet mos eks ‘n vreeslike sissie as dit by koue kom! Ek beny jou nie.

    Jou opmerkinge oor ons “attitude” teenoor andere raak my siel op ‘n manier wat saakmaak. Die feit dat baie mense dit sal lees hier waar dit saakmaak is belangrik. Pragtig Lodie – jy doen goeie werk! Eks bevoorreg om jou ‘n vriend te kan noem!

  3. Christine R-G says:

    To see the strength of living mercy… yet some institutions demean the value of souls struggling on a path they embraced or rejected based on personal assumptions. If I could just be a “mensch”….. consistently! Salut to the many solid “menschen”!

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