lent:easter – 2013

0331. Easter Hebrews 10:19-25

0330. You are loved beyond any imaginable measure.
 

0329. I promise to try.

0327.  
2 men in the field, one taken – one left

2 women grinding a handmill, one taken – one left

A master leaves his house in care of the watchful servant, one servant beats others and drinks too much – he is discovered and cut and banished to the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

10 virgins waiting for the bridegroom, 5 wisely prepare – 5 do not and are shut out

A master gives 8 talents to 3 servants for care, 14 talents are returned and 1 servant is exiled to the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

People separated one from another: sheep (the righteous) and goats (the cursed).  And Jesus answers the inquiry of both in the same manner of truth:
– Whatever you did (or did not do) for one of the least of these, you did (or did not) for me.

And then, the plot against Jesus begins. Continue reading

Lost and Found

The church calendar reading last Sunday was the prodigal passage – it piqued my husband’s sentiments. I appreciated his refreshingly different viewpoint on this familiar tale of two siblings vying for a father’s attentions.  This morning my daily, routine reading references the same story of a wayward son.  And then, opening 

one of my most cherished books, The Atlantic Year Book, Being a Collection of Quotations from The Atlantic Monthly­, I turn to March 12th with interest to see if my Grandma had noted my father’s name on today’s date as this is my father’s birthday.  I’m delighted to find she had; his name is in the margin right beside the quote for the day from Arthur Clutton-Brock.  Again the prodigal son makes his appearance. Continue reading