Lent Reflection – Am I driven by fear of loss and death?

Today is the 39th day of Lent. I’m reading Brian Zahnd’s Lent devotional, The Unvarnished Jesus. I journal on the scripture he’s selected and his reflection, then I post daily (or near-daily) meditations in response. John 19:38-42 is the scripture today, the burial of Jesus.

Lent Reflection – Am I driven to avoid discomfort and insecurity?

Today is the 33nd day of Lent. I’m continuing with Brian Zahnd’s Lent devotional, The Unvarnished Jesus. I journal on the scripture he’s selected and his reflection, then I post daily (or near-daily) meditations. The scripture today is John 12:20-33, where Jesus talks about what it really means to follow him.

Thinking about death? Your should be. Here’s why.

The grey spring clouds were breaking slightly letting mottled sunlight spread across the grass. I was leaning against a chain-link fence, looking at a dirty patch. That grass in that spot was really a patchwork of sod, each piece freshly plugged back into its location on top of freshly turned dirt marking the last resting […]