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Five Minute Friday

My memories play through my mind like old movie reels.  They are constant streams of what was and what could be.  I think about the first time I met my husband, and that sweet, sinful smile that drew me in.  I remember my parents singing to me before bedtime, their voices perfect, calming.  I remember the first time I truly felt God outside of my childhood understanding, the first time I really knew my faith.

Mostly, when I remember, I go through my mistakes.  I categorize them and try to relive them in my head, to do better.  I attempt to atone for them.  This habit of mine is doesn't seem to do me any good.  I regret, I wish for time machines and rewind buttons.  But those experiences have shaped me into who I am, and those memories serve as a reminder of who I've grown, and where I've come from.  In my litany of sins and wrongdoings, God has sung songs of love and faith, and has built me a wonderful life, a wonderful family, far greater than I deserve.

So when Christ calls for memory in His Eucharist, I try my best to uphold that.  He has given me everything, and I have tripped and tangled and trudged through it all.  "Do this in remembrance of me." Sunday mornings when we eat His body, when we drink His blood we hold true to His memory, His legacy.  We speak His words, and let the blood He shed for us all bleed into our lives, so that we might live- in grace, for Him.




26 comments:

  1. Megan, this was a beautiful post :) I'm so glad I got to read it!

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  2. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful!

    I tend to catalog my mistakes, also. Isn't it grand to know God's love?

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    1. Thank you! I think the best part of God's love, is His mercy. As often as I catalog mistakes, He forgives them.

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  3. I tried to comment once before.... beautiful words, so true.

    So glad to read your words tonight. You are a blessing to many!

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    1. It worked! Darn bots have me moderating all my comments ;)

      You are too kind. God bless you.

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  4. What a beautiful post. I love how you mentioned those things we would like to forget but can't...and how, at the same time, there's a certain amount of gratitude because the good and the bad are what shape us. Love this...blessings and Happy Friday! :)

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    1. Amen. I wouldn't change my past because I love my present, and I have hope for my future. God writes straight with even the most crooked lines!

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  5. Gorgeous post, Megan! Tripping and trudging through Grace with you.

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    1. I'm glad I'm in good company! Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. So good to think of this ultimate remembrance first! So good!

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  7. I too tend to focus more on my mistakes. I am so thankful that God does not remember my sin! Enjoyed your post!

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  8. Such beautiful word. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Another mistake cataloguer here. Thanks for a beautiful reminder that it is not necessary. Beautiful post.

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  10. How sweet that you have memory of your parents singing to you as a child.

    Janelle Marie

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  11. This is a beautiful post, you're an amazing writer!

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  12. I too go over and over my mistakes, replaying them over and over....need to break the cycle!

    I love the photo on your post! Nice to 'meet' you!

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  13. What a sweet reminder of Christ and all that He has done!!

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  14. The idea of your parents singing to you...beautiful!

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