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LENT 2018 - Saturday, March 31

Posted by Aileen Lorranger on

Luke 24:11. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. Have you ever witnessed something that was so phenomenal, so astounding, and yet so confounding, that it seemed almost impossible to put it into words, to sound plausible? Years ago, a friend and very...

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LENT 2018 - Friday, March 30

Posted by The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate on

Corinthians 1:23. But we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. Some things just don’t make much sense. Water doesn’t become wine, bread and fish do not suddenly multiply, the lame do not jump up and walk do not suddenly multiply, the...

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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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