Today is the 32nd day of Lent. Today’s passage is Mark 15:21, a single verse that offers us a fascinating glimpse into the life of the early church.
Lent Reflection – Am I dying with Jesus?
Good morning and welcome to the 31st day of Lent. John 19:16-17 is the scripture today. Jesus carries his cross.
Lent Reflection – Do I resist Jesus’ lordship because it threatens my sovereignty?
We’ve arrived at the 30th day of Lent. Mark 15:15-20 is the scripture reading today. Jesus is stripped and mocked by the Roman soldiers.
Lent Reflection – Do I believe that sometimes violence is the right answer?
Today is the 29th day of Lent. The scripture reading today is Luke 23:13-25. Here we see Jesus before Pilate, and the choice that Pilate gave the crowd.
Lent Reflection – Am I quick to judge when I and others fail to live up to our commitments?
It’s the 28th day of Lent. The scripture today is Matthew 26:69-75, Peter’s denial of Jesus.
Lent Reflection – Do I feel anxious when I’m not in control?
We’re up to the 27th day of Lent. Matthew 26:57-68 is the scripture today, the scene of Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin.
Lent Reflection – Am I invested in making sure people get what they deserve and don’t get what they don’t deserve?
Today is the 26th day of Lent. Luke 15:11-32 is the scripture today, the story we call “The Prodigal Son.”
Lent Reflection – Do I justify power, manipulation, even violence with my Christianity?
Today is the 25th day of Lent. The scripture today is Mark 14:43-46, Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.
Lent Reflection – Am I torn between choosing comfort or choosing love?
Today we turn a corner. This is the 24th day of Lent. Starting today, the Lent reflections and scriptures begin to follow the events in Jesus’ last eighteen hours of life. If you haven’t been following along so far, now is an excellent time to start. Reflecting on these events will prepare your heart for […]
Lent Reflection – Do I fear I am too far gone for God?
Today is the 23rd day of Lent. Today’s reading is John 11:1-44, the resurrection of Lazarus.
Lent Reflection – Am I drawn to leaders who promise to look out for me but are only in it for themselves?
It’s the 22nd day of Lent. John 10:1-21 is the scripture Today, where Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd.
Lent Reflection – Do I invalidate other’s identity or spiritual experiences when they don’t fit my expectation or belief?
We’re up to the 21st day of Lent. John 9:1-41 is our scripture today. This is another healing story, but it’s also a catalog of the many ways we religious people can be terrible to others in the name of God.
Lent Reflection – Do I find validation being part an angry group?
Today is the 20th day of Lent. John 8:1-11 is the scripture today, the captivating scene where Jesus diffuses a mob intent on humiliating him and exploiting a woman to do so. (Historically, we’ve called this story “The Woman Taken In Adultery,” but that puts the spotlight on the wrong people.)
Lent Reflection – Do I use others’ pain to justify my beliefs?
Today is the 19th day of Lent. Today I’m reading Luke 13:1-5, a strange little interaction where Jesus talks about tragedy and repentance.
Lent Reflection – Do I treat some people as irredeemable?
Today is the 18th day of Lent. Today we’re reading Luke 19:1-10, the famous children’s story about Zacchaeus, the wee little man. But is it a children’s story?