Tag Archives: Lent – 2015

Lenten scriptures for reflection — Jesus preaching to the dead

(1 Peter 3:19; 4:6) What do we think Jesus preached to the dead … if we don’t think he just lay there, exhausted by the cross and how hard it was to love them all, not to speak of resting … Continue reading

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Lenten scripture for reflection — Good Friday

(Galatians 3: 27; Romans 13:4) In imagination I’ve seen Calvary, from various perspectives — the foot of the cross with the faithful women, and the disciple responsible for eldercare, or further – a crowd, listening to forsakenness, cheering vinegar, or … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — to Olivet

(Mark 14:26) When they had sung a hymn they went out to the Mount of Olives. When we sing a hymn we go out to small betrayals, our snoring past the sad and lonely night of someone we love, bitter … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — footwashing

(John 13: 1-5) All over the world midwives and doulas, obstetricians, clergy, nurses, folks who work for hospital housekeeping with their kind eyes and quick hands, and state police, too, cruisers pulled off the road, for a backseat delivery, see … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — fig tree by the side of the road

(Mark 11:12-14;20-25) It is not the season — for my child to survive cancer, for my job to be daily joy, to my marriage to be tasty and full of seeds. It is not the season — for my father … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — in the temple

(Mark 11: 15-18) I am a catcher of pigeons, a lucky one on this morning of upturned tables and feathers. I do not steal coins, even though they roll to my toes, even though I was praying in this house … Continue reading

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Lenten scriptures for reflection — And there were ordinary people, too

(Luke 19:28-40) My granddaughter Hannah picked up a palm branch. She ran over and gave it to me. Here it is – dry and brittle already just like yesterday’s parade. We live on the pilgrim road at the Bethany end, … Continue reading

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