Christ Be Our Light

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  • Tired of black and white, all or nothing thinking?
  • Do your fears keep you in the dark?
  • Living in the shadow of doubt about God’s ability to be your strength in every weakness?
  • Looking for a key to set you free from all shades of anger and resentment?
  • Is your love dimmed and your heart needing to be open to love of yourself, others and God?

Our Lenten Theme – Christ Be Our Light, is an opportunity for God’s unconditional acceptance, forgiveness and healing to shine through our dark thoughts, feelings and actions. Prayer is the key transforming fear into faith, doubt into hope and closed hearts into love in action.


CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT: Week I

  • Tired of black and white, all or nothing thinking?
  • Do your fears keep you in the dark?
  • Living in the shadow of doubt about God’s ability to be your strength in every weakness?
  • Looking for a key to set you free from all shades of anger and resentment?
  • Is your love dimmed and your heart needing to be open to love of yourself, others and God?

Our Lenten Theme – Christ Be Our Light, is an opportunity for God’s unconditional acceptance, forgiveness and healing to shine through our dark thoughts, feelings and actions. Prayer is the key transforming fear into faith, doubt into hope and closed hearts into love in action.

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CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT: Week II

  • Tired of black and white, all or nothing thinking?
  • Do your fears keep you in the dark?
  • Living in the shadow of doubt about God’s ability to be your strength in every weakness?
  • Looking for a key to set you free from all shades of anger and resentment?
  • Is your love dimmed and your heart needing to be open to love of yourself, others and God?

Christ Be Our Light Theme
Prayer is the key transforming fear into faith, doubt into hope and closed hearts into love in action.
Join us by participating in the prayer and practices offered through the bulletin, website and weekly homilies.
Step into the bright light of freedom by praying our Lenten prayer daily:
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine in the darkness.
We shine your love,
Placing our hope and trust in you.

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CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT: Week III

Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org

Reflection Story

Ten Fingers are Overrated
Jayce was a bubbly boy until his first day in kindergarten. Returning home, he asked his mother, “why did God make me with no left arm?” His heartbroken mother was in the dark about that question herself. Instead of asking why, she asked who, what, where, when and how can I help my son? The mother did some research and found a 6 foot 3 inch, eighth grade basketball player named Trashaun who was also missing his right arm. A meeting was arranged for the boys. A bright light came into both of their lives when through sharing the darkness of their disability they saw a dawning of hope and courage. The boys played basketball and exchanged T-shirts that read, “Ten Fingers are Overrated.” (adapted:rd.com/9-2018)

The darkness of Jayce’s perspective was changed because another boy shared his experience, strength and hope. Instead of asking why, the boys asked every other question to bring light to their situation while accepting the dark moments. Surely both would face challenges in the future but once they had shared the light of each other, they no longer feared the darkness.

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