holy-week

And You Say Nothing

April 14, 2017
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Lord,
it is scandalous,
it is damnable,
it is unfathomable
and unacceptable

how
your
divinity
hides
here

wrapped in blood
and enshrouded in the flesh
of a battered victim,
a husk of a man.

Or does it hide at all?

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All or Nothing

April 13, 2017
The Rev. Ellen Richardson
D

“Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” It was as if Jesus was saying that for us to be all in with him, we have to accept his servanthood, his sacrifice, his soon to be public death, his fulfillment of his Father’s will, his uncomfortable, inconvenient, unconventional, unconditional love. All or nothing.

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About Judas

April 12, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
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The hard truth is that
Judas is not some literary type.
Judas is not some necessary character in a play.
Judas is not some vile, dastardly villain,
nor is he some noble, misunderstood saint.

Judas is us.

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The Pilgrim’s Path

April 11, 2017
The Rev. Ellen Richardson
D

I think of Holy Week each year as a kind of pilgrim’s path, where we set out each year with both longing and dread, to open ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually to the path that Jesus has set for us—the path of a life of self-sacrifice that he has shown us by walking it first.

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All Just a Bit Too Much

April 10, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

I wish we weren’t so guarded
in the ways that we love Jesus.
I wish we weren’t so polite,
so proper,
so well mannered,
so ordered,
so easily offended.

I wish, like Mary,
we could lose ourselves,
that we could pour ourselves out,
that we could let it all be just a bit . . .
too much.

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The Thing That We Could Not

April 9, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

If Jesus is only your teacher,
if Jesus is only your rabbi, your guru, your guide,
if he is merely an example for you to follow,
a companion on your “journey,”
a divine mentor,
a missionary motivator,
a spiritual friend . . .
then he is not enough.

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Good Friday

March 25, 2016
The Rev. Ellen Richardson
D

The cross is the revelation of the true nature of God.

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