A Cloud of Witnesses
brings together proceedings of an International Ecumenical Symposium, held at the interdenominational Monastery of Bose, in October-November, 2008.
Next, create your great cloud of witnesses
. Think about people who have had a positive impact on your life.
A cloud of witnesses
; the theology of Hebrews in its ancient contexts.
Martin Luther King Jr.] and a great cloud of witnesses
are shouting n heaven," Rick Warren stated in the prayer.
Hebrews 12 challenges us: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses
, let us throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Myers states, "This cloud of witnesses
is the moral equivalent of those countless soldiers who have given their lives in military service."
The Lord of Life, not the Man of Sorrows, was He to Whom they looked; not the human Jesus so much as the Cosmic Christ touched their souls." (16) In the New Testament, the believers in Jesus themselves are described as surrounded by a "cloud of witnesses
" (17) of the prophets and martyrs of the Old Testament.
* for having chosen the beautiful and endearing image of my mother, now Blessed, to be among "this cloud of witnesses
" of holy ones of this century, particularly in the company of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Blessed Brother Andre, Franz Jagerstatter, Archbishop Romero, and Georges and Pauline Vanier; as well as St.
She reminded us that we are a part of this "glorious cloud of witnesses
past and present" and invited us to "lend continuity to women's diverse ministries in and through the Church we all love and cherish".
Aside from the newspaper ads, the Family Federation put a detailed report about the "spirit conference" on its website (www.familyfed.org) under the title "A Cloud of Witnesses
." The report was up throughout July but abruptly disappeared in August.
The Dictionary is an enormous "cloud of witnesses
" that moves one to praise God for those (and billions of unnamed others), who have kept the gospel on the move from "Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth." These are the men, women, young people and children who have made it possible for one third of the world's population to count as followers of Jesus Christ today.
We will by the grace of God."(61) Indeed, Moorhead's periodical, Cloud of Witnesses
to Pentecost in India (1907-ca.
Go to Mass in November and hear the truth: We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses
, all the saints and all the souls, all the beloved dead, whose number we will soon join.
"It is a matter of being inspired by the whole lot of them, this cloud of witnesses
to the living God," writes Johnson, quoting Hebrews: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us" (12:1-2).
All of us on this pilgrimage of faith find ourselves "surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
" (Hebrews 12:1), from those like Abraham who followed God in ancient times, to our fellow believers in a 21st-century world.