Easter Sunday, April 9The Empty TombJohn 20:1-9 Whose Heart Whose heart breaks for Judas,the first apostle to enter heaven?Who mourns with his widow and her children,and puts flowers on his grave?He was human, like us.He was loved and did love, like us.Whose heart breaks for Judas?With the heart of Christ, mine.
A Heart Journey Through Lent
Easter Vigil, April 8The Resurrection of JesusMatthew 28:1-10 Easter Spirit Easter Spirit knows pain,pain more intense than we ever imagined possible,physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological. Easter Spirit knows how it feels –to feel totally, completely abandoned and alone,afraid to stay, afraid to leave,depressed, desolate, more dead than alive. Easter Spirit knows surprise,the surprise of new life […]
Good Friday, April 7The PassionJohn 18:1—19:42 All Wrong Every one I have ever seen is wrong.Every crucifix has Jesus clothed.Surely this is inaccurate,as sure as it is more humiliatingto be naked amidst the jeers,the badgering, the outright hatred,and the violence of heart that is fueled in mobsand deeply rooted in fear.Surely he was naked to […]
Holy Thursday, April 6The Washing of the Disciples’ FeetJohn 13:1-15 Turn It’s your turn to be the object of love,as you need help walking to the car,cooking your meals, cleaning your home,managing your life.Let love envelop you, dear one, despite the unfamiliarcircumstances and wishing they were different.Allow yourself to expand the heart of another,not by […]
Wednesday, April 5Betrayal by JudasMatthew 26:14-25 Breakthrough Breakthroughs are waiting to happen,waiting for us to make them happen.Those moments when estrangement anddistance is pierced for a while,real life moments,like when stuck in an elevatoror in the hospital waiting room together,grace-encouraged letting our guards down,slowly, responsively to each other,knowing that it is only for this one […]