The Stations of the Cross for Lent and Holy Week: The Fourth Station

The Fourth Station: Peter Denies Jesus Luke 22:54-62 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house. But Peter was following at a distance. When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Then a servant-girl, seeing him in the firelight, stared at him and said, “This man also was with him.” But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”… Read more

The Stations of the Cross for Lent and Holy Week: The Third Station

The Third Station: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin Luke 22:66-71 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together, and they brought him to their council. They said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us.” He replied, “If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I question you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of… Read more

The Stations of the Cross for Lent and Holy Week: The Second Station

The Second Station: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, Is Arrested Luke 22:47-48 While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son of Man?” Reflection A few years ago, there was much abuzz about Judas as Holy Week approached. With great fanfare, the National Geographic Society had… Read more

The Stations of the Cross for Lent and Holy Week: The First Station – Jesus on the Mount of Olives

Luke 22:39-46 He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” [Then an angel from heaven appeared to him… Read more

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling: Can We Find God in the City?

Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die. Psalm 48:12-14 In Psalm 48, Jerusalem is so closely associated with God that it reflects God’s own… Read more

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling: Can We Find God in the City?

Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die. Psalm 48:12-14 In Psalm 48, Jerusalem is so closely associated with God that it reflects God’s own… Read more

The Stations of the Cross for Lent and Holy Week: Introduction for

The Stations of the Cross: Introduction As near as I can remember, I first became aware of The Stations of the Cross while on vacation in San Francisco, California. As I visited St. Mary’s Cathedral, I noticed around the sanctuary of the church a series of visual reminders of Jesus’ last hours. These seemed to encourage the Catholic faithful in their personal devotion. I did not at the time realize the irony of my discovering The Stations of the Cross… Read more

Linda’s Advent Doodles: First Day of Advent, Sunday, November 27

Click here to see all of Linda’s Advent Doodles.               1st Day of Advent Sunday, November 27, 2011 (To see a high-res version of this doodle, click on it.) Scripture: You, O Lord, are our hope. (based on Isaiah 25) Prayer: As I enter into this Advent season, I bring you, O God, my hopes, my longings, my needs, and my heart. Questions to Ponder: What stirs in me as I read these words… Read more

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