Holy Week: Monday, March 21, 2016


Good morning, Church; and welcome to Holy Week Monday! As we move toward Thursday servanthood and Friday crucifixion and then Sunday resurrection, I want to encourage you to remain faithful to your commitment to self-sacrifice and Lenten joy. Remember–knowing and serving the risen Jesus is, well; listen to the words of John Eldridge: “Whether we know it or not, we are desperate for Jesus.To have His life, joy, love, and presence cannot be compared. To know Him as He is, is to come home. A true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness. The purpose of your being here on this planet, at this moment in time, comes down to three things: 1. To love Jesus with all that is within you. This is the first and greatest command. Everything else flows from here. 2. To share your daily life with Him; to let Him be Himself with you. On the beach, at supper, along the road—just as the disciples did. 3. To allow His life to fill yours, to heal and express itself through yours. There is no other way you can hope to live as He did and show Him to others. Love Jesus. Let Him be Himself with you. Allow His life to permeate yours. The fruit of this will be . . . breathtaking.” Breathtaking? Really? Yes! Yes! And it is so because He lives!! Today’s Holy Week Scripture readings and prayer are: Psalm 51, 69; Lamentations 1:1-12; II Corinthians 1:1-7; Mark 11:12-25. “God of love, My prayer is simple: Your Son, Jesus, suffered and died for me. I know only that I cannot have real strength unless I rely on You. I cannot feel protected from my many weaknesses until I turn to You for forgiveness and Your unalterable love. Help me to share this strength, protection and love with others. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.” Thanks for journeying; Blessings to all–PT.

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