Lent is messy and uncomfortable with its hard teachings, scheming, betrayal, and violent death.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. – Psalm 139:14 (NRSV) I don’t know how often we think […]
But even in the midst of this, life goes on. Even as we struggle to touch Jesus’ cloak, we are laying our own on the ground. Even as we prepare a meal for the Lord, we are preparing spices for his burial.
When Jesus met with the disciples on the night before he died, they also gathered around a table wearing the burden of discipleship. Just as Jesus shared our humanity with us, he also shared the burden of discipleship. On that night, he did invite the disciples to “Come and sit down for dinner.”
Yesterday’s suffering is still real and lasting even in the face of today’s miracle.
This Lenten communion liturgy is based on John 6. Just like the crowds, we want God’s love, the abundance of bread, healing from sickness, the peace of Christ. What we […]
Despite dust to dust, and ashes to ashes, the light of Jesus burns within us. Although our bodies may be wasting away, the treasure of Christ renews our soul day by day.
They kept shouting out, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” – Luke 23:21 (CEB) It is the morning of Good Friday. I woke up while it was still dark, grabbed my camera, […]
In July 2007, I started to drive the speed limit. At the time, I wasn’t driving extremely fast but I did speed. However, in high school and college, I did […]