Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Jeremiah 31:31-34

The first lesson for March 25th is this classic from the prophet Jeremiah–I will be contemplating the New Covenant as the week begins: The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant …

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Patrick of Ireland

Every year on March 17th, whether or not you are Irish or Roman Catholic, you have probably celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in some form or another.  I lived in Jackson, MS for a couple of years, and I discovered that conservative, church going folks would let it rip on March 17th with parades and parties …

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Prayers from Taize

Intercessions Lord Christ, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. —May your word enlighten us. Lord Christ, you tell us: You are the salt of the earth. —May your word enlighten us. Lord Christ, you tell us: Love your enemies. —May your word enlighten us. Lord Christ, you tell us: …

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Psalm 107

I am posting this from my iPad app. Not sure what it will look like on the web, but it is just one more way to get updates on the blog. This is the Psalm for Sunday…it is a good read for the day: 1O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for …

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Success…

Maria Skobtsova, a twentieth-century nun remembered in Russia as Mother Maria, said, “At the Last Judgment I shall not be asked whether I was successful in my ascetic exercises, nor how many bows and prostrations I made. Instead I shall be asked if I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick and the …

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“Created to do good things”

The lectionary texts for this coming Sunday are: Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 I started reading them again yesterday.  The reading that I am meditating on today is the Epistle Lesson. See my highlights for the verses that hit home for me: Ephesians 2:1-10 1 At one time you were like a …

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