Monthly Archives: March 2018

Holding space for grief

Text: Mark 14 and 15 (the trials and crucifixion of Jesus) “We are an Easter people living in a Good Friday world” – or so say the Eeyore’s among us. Every week in church, we proclaim love and new life … Continue reading

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“March for Our Lives”

The following are the preliminary words to a Palm/Passion Sunday service on March 25, 2018. In them, I make connections between the March 24 “March for Our Lives” in Washington D.C. and elsewhere and the entrance of Jesus and his … Continue reading

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Life saving tips

Text: Mark 14: 43-53; 66-72 (Peter denies Jesus) Four weeks ago on the first Sunday in Lent, we heard Jesus describe a path to healing. Before he began his journey to Jerusalem, he said that those who tried to save … Continue reading

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“Do I wake or sleep?”

Text: Mark 14:26-42 (Jesus prays in Gethsemane) I got the idea for this reflection when I woke up last Sunday afternoon from a nap. I was glad to have slept for an hour, and it felt like I could sleep … Continue reading

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Narrow paths

Text: Mark 14:1-9 (Jesus is anointed for burial) The journey of Lent is sometimes called a “narrow path” because Jesus says “the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life” (Matthew 7:13). But is there only … Continue reading

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