web analytics
service and gratitude

liturgy RSS feed liturgy on twitter liturgy facebook

from rock bottom to rebirth

The above video shows the rescue of the first Chilean miner. All 33 miners are safe – there were 17 days when there was no knowledge if they had survived and searching for them was nearly abandoned. In that time they lived on some spoons of tuna, a little milk and a biscuit every 48 hours, eking out a two day supply of rations. In hope. Hope is the name of the camp which sprang up, Campo Esperanza. In the end they were underground for a record 69 days.

In this event are thoughts and images of leadership, perseverance, cooperation, selflessness, community, family, friendship. And prayer.

Even our very secular newspaper had “Miners prepared with prayer” as the large headline leading the World section.

stlawrence

St Lawrence, patron saint of miners, complete with miner’s lamp and helmet took up pride of place. The whole rescue mission was named after him, “Operation San Lorenzo”. The miners requested Christian images and prayed together regularly.

We, with the miners, friends, and families can take this opportunity to reflect, pray, and learn some lessons.

More information here

Similar Posts:

Share

6 Responses to from rock bottom to rebirth

  1. ¡Gracias a Dios!

    Thanks be to God!

    Ps 13 is also one of my favorites.

    (Forgive my levity, but San Lorenzo in that photo looks like Boy George in priestly drag!)

  2. Always looking up with faith knowing the father is near, new birth with the savior in each heart and spirit that dwells within.

Leave a reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.




About This Site Welcome to this ecumenical website of resources and reflections on liturgy, spirituality, and worship for individuals and communities. It is run by Rev. Bosco Peters.

You are visitor number shopify analytics tool since the launch of this site on Maundy Thursday, 13 April 2006