Friday 6 April 2012

Favourite Thing- Good News Bible

Today is Good Friday and as a Catholic, I can't help but reflect on what this day means to me- Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour, died on the cross for me. I won't get into it all as this is not a religious blog and while it but it did influence my choice of favourite thing today.

My favourite thing:

My Good News Bible

At my school, when you were in grade 4, there was a special day that was celebrated where we received out Good News Bibles. For my class, that date was September 20th, 1993.

While I always knew I had this Bible, I really didn't use it much after I was done my religion classes in high school. I was at my childhood home about a year ago, looking for something (what I can't recall, but I know I didn't find it), when I stumbled across this Bible. This is a pocket Bible making it easy to carry with you and I actually spent a good part of the past year with this Bible in my purse.

I picked up the Bible and started flipping through it. 
The fourth to last page was originally a blank page but on February 14th, 1994 aka my 10th birthday, my parish priest wrote an inscription:

May this book come alive through your heart and mind 
and may it be always be in front of you as you take big steps in your life.
-Father Lorenzo

In reading the inscription, I am reminded in how loved and blessed I have been over my life. I am reminded of all the times my faith has gotten me through times of trial and tribulation. I am reminded of my Church community who has supported me. I am reminded of Father Lorenzo, who baptized me, who I can always turn to...even though he now lives in Europe.

 They say it's the simple things in life...and it's this simple inscription that means so much to me, making it one of my favourite things.

Happy Easter.

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