Anointing with oil, one way of affirming the connection between humanity and the Divine during important moments, is an ancient practice. I want to appreciate every gift that God has given, including the gift of my body as a sacred vessel.
For the gift of connecting with You with both my mind and my body, I am grateful.
Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14 (NRSV)
Invitation To Pray:
As you think of the gift of your body and all that Christ suffered in His, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.
Photos: The Chrismal Mass on Holy Tuesday at the Chartres Cathedral in France.
Other posts in this series:
Holy Week in Chartres (1): Palm Sunday
Holy Week in Chartres (2): Mary Prepares Jesus for His Death