Lent Begins in the Wilderness

Lent Begins in the Wilderness

Lent begins in the wilderness. John the Baptist’s ministry is in the wilderness. Jesus begins his ministry by being sent by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness. A dangerous, forlorn place. Yet, this is where Lent begins. This is where the journey we follow Jesus...
Triumphal Entry

Triumphal Entry

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem is a passage full of contradictions. On one hand we see the outpouring of love that the people had for Jesus. They declare him their king, they sing hosanna’s. Yet, within a week they will abandon him.  For his part...
Resurrection

Resurrection

Text: John 11: 1-45 In the Harry Potter novels the wizard Albus Dumbeldore has a familiar or pet phoenix. The phoenix is a powerful creature and it is not unique to the Harry Potter books. We can find references to the phoenix going back to the Greek historian...
Lenten Prayer

Lenten Prayer

Loving God of forgiveness, I come before you humbled and sad In the face of my own repeated failings. I hold out my hands as a petitioner would, Asking for mercy. It is then that I feel you reach out and take my hand in your loving grasp. Thank you for the love you...
Found

Found

Our passage comes from John’s gospel. Themes that arise are those of community, belonging and understanding. Jesus is absent for much of the dialogue, but his actions are central to understanding the passage. What do we see? How do we react to what we see?  A...
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