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LENT 2018 - Thursday, March 29

Posted by ARNE HENDRICKSON on

John 13:8. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Jesus was teacher, Lord, and master. In this passage we see him also as a humble servant. The act of washing someone’s feet is a gesture that demonstrates the very essence of servant as leader...

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LENT 2018 - Wednesday, March 28

Posted by Michael Adams on

John 12:21. Sir, we wish to see Jesus. My life is passing by faster than I want. When a person becomes an adult there is a self-imposed pressure that carries a sense of urgency to complete a set of achievements. The social norms of higher education, finding a spouse, landing a career...

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LENT 2018 - Tuesday, March 27

Posted by Natalie Ham on

John 12:10. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well. Oh, what we wouldn’t do to hold onto our power and authority! Here we have a walking miracle, Lazarus, whose very name is now synonymous with hope and radical healing. Many people traveled far to see the man who...

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LENT 2018 - Monday, March 26

Posted by Patrick Bannon on

Luke 19:38. The crowd said, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” We’ve seen this movie before, a few times, and I’d love to see it reimagined and recast. One that helps us fill in some gaps. The...

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LENT 2018 - Sunday, March 25

Posted by David Paranchych and Kim Malcolm on

Luke 2:46. After three days they found Jesus in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. There are some days when I feel calm, happy, and good about myself and my place in the world. On days like those, when faced with a situation in which one of...

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LENT 2018 - Saturday, March 24

Posted by Greg Murray on

Mark 10:43-44. Jesus said, “But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to beome great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.” Throughout my adult life, I have had the privilege to serve in a variety of leadership roles...

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LENT 2018 - Friday, March 23

Posted by Sunni Bannon on

Mark 10:21. Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” I grew up in a Bible-reading, church-going, God-fearing family. Heaven was where I was...

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LENT 2018 - Thursday, March 22

Posted by Tim Blok on

Mark 10:16. And Jesus took the children up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them. Lent can make me feel like a child. Watching the events of Passion Week unfold, especially, I find myself surrounded by words and symbols and events that I know to be important, but also...

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LENT 2018 - Wednesday, March 21

Posted by Fred Williams on

Psalm 122:1. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” In this passage from Psalm, the house of the Lord that’s being referenced is actually Jerusalem. But for most of us today, we probably think of church, and St. Thomas specifically, as the...

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LENT 2018 - Tuesday, March 20

Posted by Wayne Larrabee on

Exodus 4:10. But Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” God calls each of us to do works of love great and small. These often require us...

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