Tag: lent

Spirit is with Us

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… Continue Reading “Spirit is with Us”

A Lenten Mantra

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent. In today’s Psalm, we respond with the words, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” What better words to repeat?! What better mantra can we find than to remind ourselves of this truth?

Listen

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… Continue Reading “Listen”

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

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

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”

Never Lose Hope

Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. – Rumi

The Promise of Hope

Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom, even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise. -Sri Chimnoy

What Shall We Do when there Seems to be No Hope?

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie