Tag Archives: Holy Week

One Commandment

Jesus began to speak to them in parables. ‘A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watch-tower; then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When … Continue reading

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Good Friday

“Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30b And in that single moment, the course of our human existence changed.  The sin-filled path we had been dashing headlong down, since that monumental “crunch” as Adam and … Continue reading

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Gathering of Shadows

Jesus said, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the light, believe in … Continue reading

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In the midst of life

I am unabashedly a fan of The Hymnal 1982, still occasionally called the “new’ hymnal by some folks.  It represents so much good thinking on music in the church, finding a balance between traditional and unusual, comforting and challenging, and it … Continue reading

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To Be Human is Divine

There are the beautiful, and sometimes cloying, images of Madonna and Child, and then there is another reality of motherhood that can be hard and messy and heartbreaking, or sometimes just plain terrifying.  Surely Jesus’ mother Mary was terrified when … Continue reading

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Sir, we wish to see Jesus.

This is Tuesday in our Holy Week, and we are reminded of an event that took place after Jesus arrived in Jerusalem for Passover. “Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came … Continue reading

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Amazed and Afraid

“They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid.”  Mark 10:32a The gospel passage for Morning Prayer today comes from Mark.  And in this … Continue reading

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