Lent

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 15:44

Jesus covers a lot of ground in the gospels, but who determined where he went?  Matthew, the gospel writer, tells us that the infant Jesus was carried by Mary and Joseph from Bethlehem to Egypt, to avoid Herod’s wrath.  Mark tells us that the...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 15:44

Each Holy Week,  as I read the scriptures leading to Gethsemane, the Last Supper, and inevitably the cross,  I am aware of Jesus’ care for those who have been with him along the way:  The disciples who left everything, the women who learned and ...

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 15:44

Betrayal is a breakdown in trust. In my experience it represents the worst kind of pain. I think of three particular instances in my life in which I have felt betrayed. All three of these instances changed my life and left their own individual...

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 15:44

The parable of the Good Samaritan is surely one of Jesus’ Top 10. People who know nothing of Christianity still recognize the story: the three religious leaders, each of whom encounters the wounded man on the Jericho Road; the priest and the...

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 15:44

In today’s scripture passage, Paul gives one of his accounts of his encounter with Jesus. He was on his way to Damascus when a heavenly light shone on him. He fell to the ground and heard Jesus calling him. It’s a dramatic moment. “Saul,” Jesus...

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 15:44

One of the gifts of pondering my discipleship as part of the Jesus Movement is the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which I move in Jesus’ name. To whom do I go and why? Might it be to one in the margins who seeks friendship. Might it be to...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 15:44

“It is good for me to go away.” We so often want Jesus to stay with us, right here and now. We are comfortable in familiar places with the familiar people, but Jesus says, “I must go away so that the Holy Spirit can come.” He must go away so we...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 15:44

Bartimaeus, the blind man of Jericho, had an incredible faith in Jesus and what He could do for him.  Imagine this man sitting on the floor, begging for help, money, food, etc., you get the picture, right?  Well, this is the same man that had an...

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 15:44

This is Jesus' promise to those eleven disciples sitting at the supper table with Him two thousand years ago. Jesus is telling them that they can count on Him, coming back and taking them into Himself so that they would be wherever he will be....

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 15:44

The Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY is one of my favorite places on earth. It is, for me, a “thin place” – a place where heaven and earth come a bit closer together. It feels both immensely holy and remarkably accessible. I think this is a...

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