It’s a Christian Playbook tradition to point folks to the Guideposts article A Devotion for Memorial Day by Fred Bauer. This provides some historical perspective on the holiday and Fred’s holiday practice with his mother. Definitely worth the 3-5 minute read!
This article and holiday offers time for reflection and various activities along the lines of…
- Thinking of those who’ve passed
- Decorating graves
- Reminding loved ones of what will happen with us (maybe you did this with your Binder of a Lifetime?)
- Honoring memories as we see fit
POSSIBLE ACTION: If you feel the urge, consider taking a 5-15 minute stroll through a cemetery you pass along your way today. Pray for those buried there, their sacrifices, their families and the love that they shared. Maybe some flowers come along with you? Then, maybe it’s time for a phone call to someone whose memory you’d like to celebrate while they are still alive?
PRAYER (from the Guideposts article)
Teach us, Lord, the best way to pay an unpayable debt is to show with our lives that we didn’t forget.
May this Memorial Day be filled with memories, actions and the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, June 5, 2022:
- Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9
- Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
- Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21
- John 14:8-17, (25-27)
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