Day 40 – Holy Saturday

Day 40 – Holy Saturday

Scripture Psalms: 95* & 88 & 27 OT: Job 19:21-27a NT: Heb. 4:1-16** & Rom. 8:1-11*** Reflection Today is Holy Saturday. What would this day have been like? The fear of the disciples. The sadness of the death of Jesus hanging over them. It would have been Sabbath so all they were left with was…

Day 39 – Good Friday

Day 39 – Good Friday

Scripture Psalms: 95* & 22 & 40:1-14(15-19), 54 OT: Gen. 22:1-14 NT: 1 Peter 1:10-20 Gospel: John 13:36-38** or John 19:38-42*** Reflection Have you ever wondered why Christians call the Friday before Resurrection Sunday, “Good Friday”? What was good about it? Think about it. This is the day that Jesus was crucified. He was beaten….

Day 38 – Maundy Thursday

Day 38 – Maundy Thursday

Scripture Psalms: 102 & 142, 143 OT: Jer. 20:7-11 NT: 1 Cor. 10:14-17; 11:27-32 Gospel: John 17:1-11(12-26) Reflection Today we celebrate Maundy Thursday. It is the day that we remember the evening of the Last Supper. It is when we Christians traditionally believe that Jesus celebrated this final Passover meal with his disciples and then…

Day 37 – Holy Week

Day 37 – Holy Week

Scripture Psalms: 55 & 74 OT: Jer. 17:5-10, 14-17 NT: Phil. 4:1-13 Gospel: John 12:27-36 Reflection What do you think about? What consumes your mind when you have time to think a bit? Does your mind fill with worry, anxiety, or details? Are you consumed with thinking about all the things that you have to…

Day 36 – Holy Week

Day 36 – Holy Week

Scripture Psalms: 6, 12 & 94 OT: Jer. 15:10-21 NT: Phil. 3:15-21 Gospel: John 12:20-26 Reflection Do you know people who have green thumbs? These folks could plant a water lily in a desert and have it grow. I am not one of these people. It simply wasn’t part of my life growing up. I…

Day 35 – Holy Week

Day 35 – Holy Week

Scripture Psalms: 51:1-18(19-20) & 69:1-23 OT: Jer. 12:1-16 NT: Phil. 3:1-14 Gospel: John 12:9-19 Reflection What happens when you challenge the status quo? If someone rocks the boat those in power get really uncomfortable. When you start doing things and saying things that force people to look at the world differently then folks who guard…

Day 32 – Lent

Day 32 – Lent

Scripture Psalms: 131,132, [133] & 140, 142 OT: Jer. 26:1-16 NT: Rom. 11:1-12 Gospel: John 10:19-42 Reflection I love superhero movies and comics. I always have. Maybe it was the underoos I wore as a kid or the superhero jammies. How can you not love pajamas that come with a cape? Playing superheroes was every…

Day 31 – Lent

Day 31 – Lent

Scripture Psalms: 119:145-176 & 128, 129, 130 OT: Jer. 25:30-38 NT: Rom. 10:14-21 Gospel: John 10:1-18 Reflection Speaking is a central component of our being saved, according to Paul (Romans 10:10-13). There is more to it than just us. In our American culture we are so individualistic that we miss the communal aspect of the…

Day 30 – Lent

Day 30 – Lent

Scripture Psalms: [120], 121, 122, 123 & 124, 125, 126, [127] OT: Jer. 25:8-17 NT: Rom. 10:1-13 Gospel: John 9:18-41 Reflection “Are you saved?” That’s an important question. It’s one of those questions that people don’t necessarily like asking. It is also one that can be uncomfortable to answer. Yet, it is one that each…

Day 29 – Lent

Day 29 – Lent

Scripture Psalms: 31 & 35 OT: Jer. 24:1-10 NT: Rom. 9:19-33 Gospel: John 9:1-17 Reflection “I’m a good person.” “How do you know?” “Because, I follow the rules, I try to do no harm, and I try to help people as best I can. Besides, I’m definitely better than my neighbor.” This is a conversation…

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