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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Moments of Recall.........Moments of Prayer


After the Crucifixion, they were huddled in a room, afraid of the crowd. On the third day the Master had made himself visible. They now began to believe that if they follow his teachings they too could conquer death. But they lacked the strength to go out. For fifty days they stayed locked in this room recalling everyday - the five events on that fateful day. They continued to recall these events for the next fifty days until it was Pentecost - a prominent day in the Israeli calendar celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. As they were busy discussing the Laws, the Holy Spirit descended on the Eleven. This got  them to set out into the world to preach the words of their Master. But as they did the past fifty days they would singly recall the moments of the Friday that was. These Five moments of recall with time sublimated to Five times of Prayer remembering Eisa-the Master who walked the earth. Below are the moments of recall...........

They gathered at the appointed hour. The Master was being hounded by his tribe. He called the twelve dearest to him for the Passover Meal. He wanted them to recall this supper after he had gone. He announced where he planned to spend the night. Past midnight walked into the garden of olives. It was a good place to be.The night was long and he was tense. Finally he decided he had to let it happen. This was his understanding with the Father. It was then that he saw himself surrounded by men wielding the torch. It was dark at the hour when the search ended and Judas identified the Master with a kiss. This moment of betrayal remembered at every Dawn. The First Moment of Recall
Next morning, the assembly brought the Master to the Governor under charges of subverting the nation, opposing taxes to the King, and calling himself a king. The Governor authorizes the leaders to judge Eisa (Jesus) according to their law. They would have none of it and demand Death. Pilate hands Eisa (Jesus) over to be crucified in order to forestall a riot (Matthew 27:24-26). The sentence written is "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." The hour is fore Noon. The Second moment of Recall.
Crucified with two criminals (John 19:17-22). Eisa (Jesus) agonizes on the cross for six hours. During his last 3 hours, from noon to 3 p.m., darkness falls over the land. With a loud cry, Eisa (Jesus) gives up his spirit. (Matthew 27:45-54) It is After Noon. The Third moment of recall.
It was sunset.Joseph of Arimathea took Eisa'(Jesus) body, wrapped it in a clean shroud,and placed it in a new tomb carved in the rock( Matthew 27:59-60) They rolled a large rock over the entrance of the tomb.Then returned home and rested.The descent from the Cross.The Fourth moment of Recall. They are shocked by the happenings as they revisit the events of the day. Prior to retiring they look up to the words of the Master.This alone is consolation.The fifth moment of Recall. The five moments  of recall down centuries has sublimated to Five times of Daily Prayer. 
They do this till date. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It happened One Night.........


The Cold Wind blows, Chill is in the Air
It is the Day After.
The party had come to a close. Way past midnight. Guests had left in pairs. He was to stay until daybreak, while she had to rush back to prepare her kids for school. She called him earlier in the evening asking for directions. That gave him an opportunity to talk to her. Their first meeting was at a friend’s home. He alone, she with her family. As they exchanged pleasantries they also exchanged numbers as if by accident, and the next morning she called. He was taken aback. Never thought she would call so soon. It was a ritual to hear her speak every day as he drove down the Expressway. 
Moments gone by, Words Unsaid,
It is the Day After.
What could he say about someone whom he gradually began to love yet never had the heart to tell, even though they talked at length. He didn’t say anything and neither did she. He wasn’t a fool to risk everything by asking her that stupid question. As time passed he thought of the many times to tell her that he liked her. Both were married. So it was difficult. She added life to his otherwise lone living schedule, and as days passed by he felt waiting desperately for her phone call. His life took a turn when he had to turn homeward and she migrated.  
A Table laid for Two, None there but you
It is the Day After.
He was all of 60. The party was on. All would have been normal had they not met the previous night. The meeting made him unstable. As they sat talking at the coffee shop next door, talking of things from their past when she told him that there was a time when she was in love with him but he never told her anything so she took that he didn’t love her. She sort of made fun of it, but his heart ached when he heard it. How could he tell her that he loved her too. All his life he thought how someone as smart as her could fall in love with someone as nondescript as him.
We shall meet, I do not know when or where
It is the Day After.
He lost his wife a year earlier. He is seventy-five now and getting ready for the celebrations when she walks in……….Until now he was waiting for an ending to a story that was.