Tag: Lent

Yearly devotions for the Lenten season

April 2nd- What did you go out into the wilderness to look at…?

What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? What then did you go out to see? As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A… Continue Reading “April 2nd- What did you go out into the wilderness to look at…?”

April 1st- Who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?

(This meditation was written back in February, but it takes on deeper significance today. This pandemic is challenging our world in so many ways- and we need the eternal and relevant wisdom of Jesus more than ever.)    Friend, who set me to be… Continue Reading “April 1st- Who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?”

March 31st- Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?

Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to… Continue Reading “March 31st- Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”

March 30th- Why do you ask me about what is good?

Why do you ask me about what is good? Then someone came to him and said, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only… Continue Reading “March 30th- Why do you ask me about what is good?”

March 28th- Why are you afraid, you of little faith?

Why are you afraid, you of little faith? And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and… Continue Reading “March 28th- Why are you afraid, you of little faith?”

March 27th- Do you believe that I am able to do this?

Do you believe that I am able to do this? As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said… Continue Reading “March 27th- Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

March 26th- But to what will I compare this generation?

But to what will I compare this generation? But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you… Continue Reading “March 26th- But to what will I compare this generation?”

March 25th- For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have…?

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your… Continue Reading “March 25th- For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have…?”

March 24th- Why does this generation ask for a sign?

Why does this generation ask for a sign? The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign?… Continue Reading “March 24th- Why does this generation ask for a sign?”

March 23rd- Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?

Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? While he was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did… Continue Reading “March 23rd- Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?”