A Palm Sunday of Stark Decision

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". . .the revelation is really quite simple- the Lord Jesus, God and King, will give his divine life for you, and will do so, even if you don’t deserve that kind of gesture and can do nothing to earn it. That’s the kind of God and King the Lord Jesus is- the kind who will give up his life for you. In fact his passion to give his life for you is so intense, that it takes the form of the cross. The gods and kings of the world, won’t do that. They take life. Sure they will make it … [Read more...]

Palm Sunday and the Shifts of Lent

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Elizabeth Duffy has a strong piece on how Lent begins to feel, after a while: It's always around this time of year that I wish I had given up a noun rather than a verb for Lent—some thing, some arbitrary thing that in and of itself is not bad, but would just be a concrete thing to sacrifice, so that on Easter Sunday, I can partake of it after forty days of abstinence, and mark the end of the Sacrificial Season. It is good to give up bad habits, like arguing, for Lent. It is good to do … [Read more...]


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