Moments In Our Lord's Life

 OK, I usually do not post on Sundays (my Sunday Meditation each week is a pre~scheduled post), but I saw this over at Michael's blog Reach Paradise. He has done a meme of sorts and is asking his readers to answer this question: If you could witness any moment in Christ's life, what would it be? You get to choose three. This is a wonderful meditative exercise.

 Here are the rules for Michael's meme:
  • To make this a bit easier, you can choose 3 one-hour time periods. (Your "top 3", if you will)
  • To make things harder, you cannot choose His birth or any time period from the Last Supper on.
  • If you have a blog, post this question and rules and answer it there. If you would rather not spend a post quenching my curiosity, or if you do not have a blog, feel free to post your answer in the comments section here.
  • Go to Reach Paradise (link above) and leave Michael a comment with a link to your post.
  • Tag 3 other people to do the same. 

Here are my top three:
1. Jesus' Baptism at the Jordan~ I often try to imagine what it would have been like to be the person behind Him in that line; to witness this awesome moment of humility. Would I have realized who He truly was? 

2. The meeting with the Woman at the Well~ I can somehow relate to this woman on certain levels. But in the case of this woman, the times she and Jesus lived in would have dictated that He had no business anywhere near her for two reasons: Samaritans and Jews wanted nothing to do with each other and the fact that she was a woman (and not exactly an upstanding one at that). I would have loved to have witnessed her enthusiasm after hearing Jesus tell her everything about her life, and I would have loved to see the smile on Jesus' face after His conversation with her.

3. The day Jesus left His home in Nazareth~ While I am sure this was a very private and intimate moment between He and our Blessed Mother, I still would have liked to witness this most bittersweet moment~even from a distance. I would have also liked to have been there as He cleaned up the carpenter shop one last time.

So there they are; my top three moments with our Lord. If you ask me this again tomorrow or even an hour from now, they would probably change.

Those of you who follow my meme over at my Blessings for the Day blog (sorry for the shameless self promotion), as well as those whose memes I regularly participate in, know how much I love to bend the rules a bit.
As far as tagging others, I am following Michael's lead on this; if you've read this, you have been tagged. So go and post in peace!


Matthew said…
I like #1 a lot. I thought about that since I have been writing a lot about Baptism on my blog. What an amazing scene that would have been! Even if you didn't realize exactly what was taking place I think it would have been a moment that could be life changing. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!
Sadie said…
That was simply wonderful... and answering the question was even MORE wonderful...
Colleen said…
Number 2 is my number one favorite and one I would write about. In fact, I am talking about her at the retreat I am speaking at next weekend. God bless!
Karinann said…
Matt-thanks for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts as well.

Sadie-glad you enjoyed this post and participating yourself.

Colleen- What a great topic for a retreat talk. I think many can identify with her for many reasons.

Thanks for your thoughts everyone.
Michael said…
Love the ones you came up with! That last one is one I hadn't even thought of! What an interesting moment to think about. You are probably right, there had to be a point where He told His Mother He was going on His ministry ... and they both must have known what that meant. The baptism was high on my list - I almost included it. (Can you imagine what it was like to hear God's voice telling all that Jesus was His son??)

Thanks again for answering on your day off!
Karinann said…
Actually not blogging on a Sunday is more of a self imposed penance :) So I was cheating a bit. Couldn't resist joining in on your Gospel activity.
Anne said…
What a great idea! I can't wait to begin working on my own post about it! I also love your number 3. There had to be so many moments in the Lord's life that must have been significant, things in those hidden years, and wouldn't it be wonderful to have a peek at a few of those?
Karinann said…
Thanks Anne. Can't wait to read your top 3!
Mary333 said…
Great moments, Karinann! I love them all, especially the 2nd one with the woman at the well. I think that I am going to take this one on, too. It's very interesting and the meditations are great. I'm going over now to check out Michael's site.
Karinann said…
Thanks Mary. I can so identify with this woman!