Reflections for Maundy Thursday

  Descending Theology: The Garden by Mary Karr We know he was a man because, once doomed, he begged for reprieve. See him grieving on his rock under olive trees, his companions asleep on the hard ground around him wrapped in old hides. Not one stayed awake as he’d asked. That went through him like [Read More…]

Reflections for Holy Wednesday

On John 13:36 – 14:7 …They have just been told that one of their company is a traitor. They have seen Judas go out into the night. They have heard Peter warned that he will deny his master. It is therefore to a very deeply troubled group that Jesus says: “Let not your hearts be [Read More…]

Reflections for Holy Tuesday

The Binding by Cathy Song We love them more than life, these children who are born to us. How did Mary endure it? It was more than she bargained for, the white lily light, the passive acceptance of the sacred seed. For the daughter of the well at dusk, it was a moment of vanity. [Read More…]

Reflections for Holy Monday

Isaiah 50:4-10 (TNIV) The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away. I offered my [Read More…]

Reflections for Palm Sunday

O Lord Jesus Christ, who on this day entered the rebellious city which later rejected you: We confess that our wills are just as rebellious, that our faith is often more show than substance, that our hearts are in need of cleansing. Have mercy on us, Son of David, Savior of our lives. Help us [Read More…]

In honor of St. Patrick, his breastplate

This is one of my favorite prayers and because it is traditionally associated with St. Patrick, I think the Monday after St. Patrick’s day is a beautiful day to sit with it. May Christ win you today. May he comfort you, restore you. May you search for Christ in the mouths of friends and strangers [Read More…]