Category Archives: Lent

Words from the Cross: Father, Forgive Them…

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)   He didn’t say they didn’t do it. He acknowledged the deed and the perpetrators of it. He didn’t say they didn’t mean … Continue reading

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The Wells of Our Wounds

During the season of Lent we are invited to contemplate the sufferings of Jesus. This is not always an easy calling, for we prefer to avoid suffering and death. Consider the following: Our God is a wounded, suffering God. We … Continue reading

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“Come Out, Lazarus!” “But I Don’t Want To!”

John 11:1-6, 17, 38-44 From yesterday’s post: “We have all lost piece of ourselves — and buried those pieces along with the old hurts we simply could not bear. The good news for you today is that God knows where … Continue reading

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God Knows Where My Pieces are Buried

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Every one of us has unexamined and unexplained pain. When we first suffered that pain, we buried it in our past so that we could move on in our lives. This is a normal human response and it … Continue reading

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Lenten Thoughts: The Same Old Temptation Got Me Again

The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” (Matthew 4:3 NRSV) I blew it again! I tried too hard.  I mean, I tried when I should … Continue reading

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Lenten Thoughts: Give It Up and Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go!

The tradition for Christians is to give up certain things during the 40 days of Lent. It often included meat or sweets and today includes such things as alcohol or chocolate or social networking. In more recent times, the emphasis … Continue reading

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