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Holy Week Meditation - Tuesday March 27

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Mark 11: 27-33

How do you deal with challenging encounters and difficult questions?  Do you get upset?  Do you deny any knowledge or involvement?  It is hard when the questioners are in your face and you know they are not friendly.   

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Holy Week Meditation -Monday, March 26

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A Meditation on Psalm 51

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Why do we wash? Where does that desire, that instinct, come from? Until recently the hospital staff whisked a newborn away before even letting the mother hold it, and even now they will be in a hurry to get the baby “cleaned up.” The surgeon washes before operating. We wash before we prepare food, before we eat.

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Holy Week Meditation -Palm Sunday, March 25

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Palm Sunday, March 25

“For you always have the poor with you and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish, but you will not always have me.” Mark 14:7

“With the Lord on my side I do not fear. What can mortals do to me?”  Psalm 118:6

“The Lord God helps me:Therefore I have not been disgraced; Therefore I have set my face like flint, and know that I shall not be put to shame.”  Isaiah 50:7

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Lenten Meditation - Saturday March 24

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Mark 10:46-52

Seeing is Believing and the Marks of True Faith

Can you say, “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see”? Do you openly confess Jesus as your Lord? Do you bow before Him in worship, not just outwardly, but in spirit and in truth (4:24), and not just on Sundays, but all through the week? Those are some of the marks of genuine saving faith.

MARCH 24 / SATURDAY

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Lenten Meditation -Friday March 23

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                  Hardened Hearts Got You Down? Try Examen.

Are you carrying around worries and concerns that you have not entrusted to God? Have you suffered from setbacks or disappointments that you are wallowing in? Do you find yourself stuck in a pattern of sin – doing things that keep you far from God’s good plans for you?  When was the last time you checked your heart for God?

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Lenten Meditation -Thursday March 22

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       Then ADONAI said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats” (Exodus 8:16). Some translations use the word lice, while others use vermin, or maggots, or fleas, or sand flies, or mosquitoes, or gnats. But the Hebrew word kinnim simply means mixture, and refers to a swarm of insects. Not any one particular insect, but swarms of many kinds of insects so small as to be hardly visible to the eye but with a very irritating and painful sting.

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Lenten Meditation -Wednesday March 21

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“…and the fish in the river died.  The river stank so that the Egyptians could not drink its water, and there was blood throughout the whole land of Egypt…Pharaoh’s heart remained hardened…Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he did not take even this into account.   And all the Egyptians had to dig along the Nile for water to drink, for they could not drink the water of the river.” – Exodus 7:21, 23

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Processions into the capital city

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The March 25, 2013 march in Washington, D.C. held in response to the school shooting in Newtown, CT. On March 24, 2018 members of the diocese will join the march in Washington, D.C. held in response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO

I am going to Washington this Saturday in part to follow the passion of young people, but more than that – and deeper than that, I am going to follow Jesus – who, with his unwavering commitment to nonviolence, regularly stepped into the crucibles of power that condoned, if not fostered, violence.

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Lenten Meditation -Monday March 19

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Whoever wants to be first of all must be last of all and servant of all"  (Mark 9:35)

In the Zen tradition, a koan  (ko – ahn) is an unsolvable problem.  “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” is perhaps the most well known.  Koan means ‘truth happening place.’  As practitioners meditate on koans, a truth or insight begins to emerge.

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