Posts tagged ‘lent’
Today is the Third Sunday of Lent
I love the story of the woman at the well in the Gospel of John – there is so much to reflect on – so many nuggets of wisdom. These words of Jesus offer such promise, “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship God in Spirit and truth; and indeed God seeks people to worship in this way. God is Spirit, and those who worship must worship in Spirit and truth.”
Even during Lent – even in our darker days – the Spirit is with us.
Today is the First Sunday of Lent
In today’s reading from Romans 10:8-13, Paul writes “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”
We so often look and listen around us for God’s voice – for direction – for wisdom. Could it be that what we need is a little less noise – a little less searching – and a lot more quiet listening to the Spirit who dwells within. How much more intimate can God be than in our mouth and in our hearts?
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 murder. Through violence you may murder a liar but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that.
– Martin Luther King