Archives: Lenten Meditations

Holy Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Holy Saturday John 19:38-42 Sunset today is 7:07 pm.    That is the minute the joy of Easter begins.   Sometime during the night upcoming almost 2000 years ago the body that Joseph buried, adorned with myrrh and aloes arose for all humanity. But this is the day before that. The Saturday before Easter is a day […]

Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Good Friday Psalm 22  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These are words that I suspect most all of us have asked in prayer at some point in our lives. Everyone faces their own challenges in this life and we all experience feelings of sadness, betrayal, loss, fear, stress, anger, and the […]

Maundy Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Maundy Thursday 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 The Last Supper which in this instance is told by Paul in First Corinthians is very familiar to us as Christians. It is so familiar that I find myself quickly glancing through it as if I am on autopilot. After giving the verses time to sink in, two words stand […]

Wednesday in Holy Week, March 31st, 2021

Wednesday in Holy Week Philippians 4:1-13 Today’s Lenten meditation includes several well-known verses from the Bible (I’m using the KJV here). This excerpt of St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians contains the verse (7), “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,” and the verse […]

Tuesday in Holy Week, March 30th, 2021

Tuesday in Holy Week Philippians 3:15-21 Today’s Gospel is from the letter of Paul to the church in the city of Philippi, which was a Roman colony in an area in the northeast part of current day Greece.  The church was established by Paul, Silas and Timothy during Paul’s second missionary expedition and was the […]

Monday in Holy Week, March 29th, 2021

Monday in Holy Week Psalm 51 2 Samuel 11 tells the story of King David’s sin with Bathsheba.  David stole Bathsheba from her husband, committed adultery with her and then had her husband Uriah killed.  Chapter 12, God sends His prophet Nathan to David with a message.  Thus, says the Lord, the God of Israel: […]

Palm Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Palm Sunday Philippians 2:5-11 Philippians 2:5-11 NRSV Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. This passage […]

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Saturday, March 27th John 11:28-44 The season of Lent has almost come to an end; tomorrow is Palm Sunday. The reading from the Gospel of John is very appropriate as it deals with Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. The story is familiar: Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha, and they loved […]

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Friday, March 26th Jeremiah 29:1, 4-13 The prophet Jeremiah, communicating with the Jews who were exiled in Babylon, is writing to convey God’s message of guidance and encouragement. God tells them to live their lives as they would in Jerusalem. He tells them to build houses, plant and eat what is produced in this other […]

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Thursday, March 25th Psalm 131 Psalm 131 is a reminder of how God wants me to be – not proud and haughty, or concerning myself with things that keep me from focusing on him.  This sounds easy, but how often do I find myself feeling self-satisfied and disdainful of others.  How often am I filled […]