Tag: "Lent"

Good Friday Meditation

Good Friday Meditation

| March 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

From The Word Among Us: Into your hands I commend my spirit. (Psalm 31:6) It’s Good Friday, the very day for which Jesus was born into the world. His whole life, everything he ever said or did, had been leading up to this day. Every miracle, every sermon, every word of forgiveness or challenge—none of [...]

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Lenten Meditation: The Father's Generosity

Lenten Meditation: The Father’s Generosity

| March 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

From The Word Among Us: Everything I have is yours. (Luke 15:31) The party was in full swing. The sounds of music and dancing and animated celebration were unmistakable—and incomprehensible—to the young man. “You mean my brother squandered a hefty portion of the family estate,” he splutters, “and we celebrate?” Bitterness radiates from him as [...]

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Lenten Meditation: The Mark of a Disciple

Lenten Meditation: The Mark of a Disciple

| February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

From today’s Word Among Us: The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus … wishing to ask him for something. (Matthew 20:20) What bad timing! Jesus had just told his disciples about his coming passion, death, and resurrection. It must have been an emotionally charged moment, but that didn’t keep James and John’s mother [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Justice

Lenten Meditation: Justice

| February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

From The Word Among Us: Learn to do good. Make justice your aim. (Isaiah 1:17) In just a few words, the prophet Isaiah urged the Israelites to make a vital decision: “Wash yourselves clean! Cease doing evil!” Moments like this are a great grace, moments when we clearly see what we have done wrong and [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Be Merciful

Lenten Meditation: Be Merciful

| February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

From The Word Among Us, a beautiful meditation to start the week: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36) One day, a dad was playing with his young daughter, holding her above him in the air like an airplane. Looking into her father’s eyes, the daughter suddenly squealed with delight, “Daddy, I [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Transfiguration

Lenten Meditation: Transfiguration

| February 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

From The Word Among Us: My joy and crown … stand firm in the Lord. (Philippians 4:1) Not only was St. Paul passionate about his faith, he was also highly educated. He was well versed in the Hebrew Scriptures as well as in Jewish and Roman law. He was fluent in multiple languages and was [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Love Your Enemies

Lenten Meditation: Love Your Enemies

| February 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation from The Word Among Us focuses on one of the most difficult tasks God requires of us: Love your enemies… . Be perfect. (Matthew 5:44, 48) Wow! That’s a tall order, don’t you think? But don’t worry. Jesus isn’t expecting you to do this on your own. He knows that loving everyone [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Ask, Seek, Trust

Lenten Meditation: Ask, Seek, Trust

| February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wow, is today’s Lenten Meditation from The Word Among Us perfect for me or what? The life of a freelance writer/author/social media marketer has always been my chosen path from the time I was old enough to talk (ok, the technologically advanced social media part came much later) — the God-given purpose I knew was [...]

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Lenten Meditation: The Sign of Jonah

Lenten Meditation: The Sign of Jonah

| February 20, 2013 | Comments (1)

From The Word Among Us: No sign will be given … except the sign of Jonah. (Luke 11:29) Public figures tend to speak candidly in smaller, private gatherings of firm supporters. But when they are in front of larger groups, they paint with broader brushstrokes and use crowd-pleasing language. Not so with Jesus! Upon seeing [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Kingdom Come

Lenten Meditation: Kingdom Come

| February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

From The Word Among Us, today’s Lenten meditation reflects upon Matthew 6:10: Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) When you were young, did you enjoy hearing firsthand accounts of where your parents or grandparents grew up? Didn’t it feel as if you could picture their homes because [...]

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Lenten Meditation: 'I am the Lord'

Lenten Meditation: ‘I am the Lord’

| February 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

In light of the current political climate, economic peril and Pope Benedict’s resignation, today’s meditation is more timely than ever. From The Word Among Us: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:18) In Leo Tolstoy’s tale “Martin the Cobbler,” Martin is told in a dream that Jesus will come to see him. He spends the next [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Lenten Meditation: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

| February 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

From the Word Among Us: Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. (Luke 5:27) Earlier in this chapter, we watched Jesus call his first disciples—James and John and Simon Peter. These were to be the men with whom Jesus would spend the next three years. They were to become his [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Friday after Ash Wednesday

Lenten Meditation: Friday after Ash Wednesday

| February 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation from The Word Among Us is taken from Isaiah 58:6: This, rather, is the fasting that I wish. (Isaiah 58:6) Of the three practices that we focus on in Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—it’s the latter that we can find the most challenging. While many of us do give to the needy during [...]

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Lenten Meditation: Choose Life

Lenten Meditation: Choose Life

| February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

From today’s meditation at The Word Among Us: Choose life … (Deuteronomy 30:19) The Israelites were just about to enter the Promised Land. Forty years of waiting and wandering had finally come to an end, and Moses was preparing the people for the next phase of their history: the time when God would bring them [...]

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