Tag Archives: Lent – 2015

Lenten reflection on scripture — Untie the donkey

Mark 11: 1-6 First, untie the donkey the one that’s standing at the gate waiting to be untied — from some sorrow or some guilt, from somebody else’s judgment — too young for the ride or too old, too much … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — writing on the heart

(Jeremiah 31:33-34) God, forgive us our illiteracy of the heart – a not-reading and mis-interpretation that brings weeping to Tunis, wall-building to Arizona, racial profiling, the defining of revenge porn – as free speech, gun control – as abuse of … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — Equinox (equilux, really)

(Ecclesiastes 3:1, 5) Giver of the blessings of light and the grace of darkness, who dusts Tokyo and Washington in cherry blossoms, but sings autumn wind to Argentina, Australia, South Africa, make such an equinox, that I cherish in equal … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — Romans 13:11

Romans 13: 11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers … Now is the moment … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — for Vanuatu

(Job 38:1f) God speaks to the world after the whirlwind, (not in it or in any earthquake or fire) — I will question you … and you shall answer. Where are you when foundations of Vanuatu are shaken, when the … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — St. Patrick’s Day blessing

(on St. Patrick’s Day I think about blessings, inspired by a culture which, from days long before Christianity, knew about thorough blessing – Numbers 6: 24-26) May God bless you and keep you – waking or sleeping, working or laughing … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — the Prayer of our Savior in Questions

(Matthew 6: 9-13) God of the old slippers and the apron, where are you – Polaris, the Southern Cross or nearer still to us? How can we make you holy – some praise song or stained glass window, a tiny … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — road trip

Isaiah 40: 3-5 We hear all the voices cry for us to make a highway in the wilderness and yet people in churches are preoccupied with the toll booths, and issue EZ passes to those with particular beliefs, sexual orientations, … Continue reading

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Lenten reflections on scripture — Isaiah 43

Isaiah 43:19 – 25 I am about to do a new thing now it springs forth — in pussywillow and crocus the returning of geese snow melt and mud season, in a lonely someone who wanders into the sunrise service … Continue reading

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Lenten reflections on scripture — Moses and Nicodemus …

(a light look at Revised Common Lectionary passages – Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-20) Moses and Nicodemus walk into a … coffee shop (because Moses was forty years the designated driver and Nicodemus needed the caffeine) and they start to … Continue reading

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