Daily Archives: April 6th, 2012

Lent 17

The Crucifixion
(the name, in a way sanitizes what happened),
Jesus’ death; painful, unjust, undeserved- is what Lent has been all leading towards.  We say that ‘Jesus died on a cross for the sins of the world’, but that hardly captures it.

Karen brought this card back from Spain last year. It is a reproduction of Cristo Crucifado by Diego Velazquez. I don`t really feel comfortable looking at it.

My words are inadequate. Tomorrow, I am going to:
– unplug
– attend a Good Friday service at a local church,
– read some of the Bible sections that tell about the crucifixion
– see some friends
– marvel at the gift of Jesus’ sacrifice
– pray

Matthew 27   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+27&version=NIV

Mark 15:21-41   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+15%3A21-41&version=NIV

Luke 23:26-49   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23%3A26-49&version=NIV

John 19:17-37   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+19%3A17-37&version=NIV

See you on Easter!


Lent 16

Really the Easter message is summed up in the first 3 words:

Your World Delivered

Broken bread and poured wine

Broken bread and poured wine;
A supper that means
Much more than
Food and drink.

Broken bread and poured wine,
Arranged, pre arranged, by Jesus
For those
Who would follow him,
Deny and abandon him
Just as we do.

Feet washed- a routine task
Now infused with grace.
The Master serves,
Showing how
To serve
With sacrifice;
How we are meant to live.

Broken bread and poured wine –
A meal with close friends,
Before his loneliness.
When all fall away
Despite fervent promises.

JM April 5, 2012