The world is slowly starting to “open up” again. Many churches, schools and businesses are back up and running, though usually with restrictions. Do you think life will ever be “normal” again? What do you expect to see when we have put a little distance between the pandemic’s worst effects and the resumption of daily life? Have you started working again? Is your church open for worship again? How long do you believe it will be before we can go about our lives without the shadow of the pandemic hanging over our heads? That’s what we’ll be talking about on Thursday, so plan to join us!
We Want To Hear What The Youth Are Saying About The Pandemic
We are interested in how our youth are feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call in and share what your children are thinking, feeling and saying about this current Coronavirus situation. If your child is able to call in, and with your permission, please ask them to share all that is on their minds/hearts about this crisis. We truly feel that it is important to see how our children are responding to all these new measures in place. Maybe the kids are just rolling with it, or quite possibly they are confused and troubled by the new norms. Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie is all about family and our littlest members matter to us and they certainly matter to God. 1-833-288-3986
Since the coronavirus pandemic swept around the globe, countless people are reporting having very vivid and “wild” dreams. Not necessarily bizarre dreams, but ones that seem very real. The causes of this are supposedly numerous. These include having our life’s “routine” abruptly altered by the pandemic, in particular, staying at home and mostly indoors for a long period of time. It’s also thought that going through these emotionally difficult times is having an impact on our dreams. This isn’t limited solely to a crisis such as we’re dealing with now. Many traumatic life experiences can lead to vivid dreams during “normal” times. On Tuesday (we have an encore show planned for you on Memorial Day), join Jerry and Debbie for a unique and impactful conversation about this.
Prayer Spaces At Home
Creating a dedicated prayer space in the home is a great reminder to everyone in the household that prayer is important. Having a corner, or table filled with spiritual items helps to keep the focus on God. A prayer space is so unique and personal to each family. Some prayer corners are very simple with only a Bible and crucifix. Then, there are more elaborate prayer spaces, adorned with liturgical colors, prayer cards, candles, holy water, statues, and flowers. The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the family as the “domestic church” where we learn to pray. Having a dedicated prayer space is a visible reality of this connection between church and family. Do you have a prayer corner in your home? How did you decide what is placed on the table? Can you describe for us your special prayer space and what it means to the family? Call in and share. 1-833-288-3986.
Jose in Denver sent this pic of his prayer space at home.
The Pandemic From Our Priests’ Perspective
Tell everyone you know not to miss Thursday’s broadcast. We will be talking with priests about how the COVID-19 shutdown has impacted their lives and ministries. As laypeople, we know well what we’ve been going through, especially with the absence of the sacraments in our lives. Fortunately, many of us are now once again able to receive them. But we want to give you a glimpse into our shepherds’ experience during this pandemic. Be sure to tune in on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Jerry and Debbie invite you to share with us the Bible verse that you feel captures your life the best. Everyone has favorite passages, but usually there is one that just hits you deep in your soul. Share which one does that for you, and why, on our next broadcast.
At the beginning of Mass we often recite a prayer known as the Confiteor. It’s a Latin word meaning, “I confess.” It’s a sort of mini general confession or admission of our sinfulness. One line has us confess “what I have done, and what I have failed to do.” We don’t always consider those moments when we don’t say what we ought to say, or do what we ought to do, as being sins. Beyond that, those omissions can be quite damaging to others, given the right circumstances. Looking back over your life, there have likely been many times when you have neglected to say or do what you should have in a given situation. On Tuesday, let’s talk about this, even if you don’t wish to share specifics. We can all learn more about the need to say and do the right thing at all times.