Category: Holy Week

Seeking Darkness to Scatter Light

Today is Palm Sunday. It is a day when we hear familiar readings about the Passion of Jesus – a story of his last days on earth – the days that led up to his crucifixion.  We understand that Jesus walked willingly into the… Continue Reading “Seeking Darkness to Scatter Light”

In the Darkness of the Tomb, there Is Still Hope

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. – Anne Lamont

Good Friday Hope

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. – George Iles

Prayer Is an Act of Hope – An Act of Faith

A Holy Thursday Prayer Pray, even if you feel nothing, see nothing. For when you are dry, empty, sick or weak, at such a time is your prayer most pleasing to God, even though you may find little joy in it. This is true… Continue Reading “Prayer Is an Act of Hope – An Act of Faith”

Spy Wednesday

On “Spy Wednesday” – so called because it is the day before Judas, the traitor, sold Jesus out for a bag of silver, these words from Martin Luther King, Jr., are most appropriate. Through violence you may murder a murderer but you can’t murder… Continue Reading “Spy Wednesday”

Prayer is Hope in Action

To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. – Karl Barth

Recover the Gifts of Faith, Hope, and Endurance

We do not have to sit around immobilized, waiting for help to come. We can learn to care for our society. If our streets are to be redeemed we will have to commit our own human and financial resources to that goal. We will… Continue Reading “Recover the Gifts of Faith, Hope, and Endurance”

Palm Sunday Hope

Hope continues to hold us during Holy Week. Palm Sunday Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. –… Continue Reading “Palm Sunday Hope”

The Magdalen, a Garden and This

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Kathleen O’Toole. The Magdalen, a Garden and This She who is known by myth and association as sinful, penitent, voluptuous perhaps… but faithful to the last and then beyond. A disciple for sure, confused often… Continue Reading “The Magdalen, a Garden and This”

Simon Peter

The Apostle Peter, the fisherman, plays an important role in the drama of Good Friday. Today’s poem from Education for Justice is entitled “Simon Peter” by John Porch. Simon Peter There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I… Continue Reading “Simon Peter”