March 17 – Fifth Thursday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “They left everything and followed him,” (Luke 5:11). Daily Lent Reflection It is hard to imagine the incredible impression Jesus must have made on the disciples to make them leave everything and follow him. However, are we not called to do the same? What do we need to leave in order to follow him? […]

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March 16 – Fifth Wednesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’If you make my Word your home, you will indeed be my disciples; you will learn the truth and the truth will make you free,’” (John 8:31, NJB). Daily Lent Reflection Home is a wonderful place where we are welcomed for what we are and, whatever failings we may have, we can always go […]

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Welcoming and Rejecting Our Savior

For Sunday, March 20, 2016, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Why do we read the long narrative of Jesus’ suffering and death on Palm Sunday rather than just focus on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem? The primary reason is liturgical. Popularly, we call this Sunday of Holy Week “Palm Sunday” because of the traditional […]

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We Belong

It is primary day here in North Carolina and I just returned from casting my vote! Some years I am passionate about the person I am voting for and some years I seem to be choosing the lesser of multiple evils. Either way, it is important for me to vote because it connects me with […]

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March 15 – Fifth Tuesday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “’The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him,’” (John 8:29). Daily Lent Reflection Jesus speaks here with a certainty about the teachings of his Father. He is met with misunderstanding initially and these few lines are his response to […]

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Then God Created Pi (or is it Pie?)

Today is a day for math geeks and dessert lovers alike! Is it also a day for believers in a loving Creator? You bet! Creation is filled with a beautiful symmetry of mathematical and scientific laws that provides us a glimpse into the existence of God. Click here to read the full post

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March 14 – Fifth Monday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me,” (Psalm 23:4). Daily Lent Reflection Light and darkness are powerful images that occur often in the Bible, and are present in each human life. Darkness is often associated with evil, with fear, with death, […]

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March 13 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “‘Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more,” (John 8:11). Daily Lent Reflection The story of the adulteress condemned to death by stoning reveals God’s mercy towards sinners. Those that had condemned her were unable to carry out the punishment once Jesus had said ‘if there […]

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March 12 – Fourth Saturday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “For to you I have entrusted my cause!” (Jeremiah 18:20). Daily Lent Reflection Jeremiah initially did not believe himself to be worthy to be a messenger for God. But God knew differently and here Jeremiah puts all his trust in the Lord; in this reading he says he “was like a trustful lamb being […]

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March 11 – Fourth Friday of Lent

Today’s Scripture “For their wickedness blinded them, And they did not know the hidden counsels of God, (Wisdom 2:21-22).” Daily Lent Reflection This reading from the book of Wisdom talks of the misguided reasoning of the godless. It describes a judgemental way of viewing God-fearing people. Perhaps we could try to read this today with a degree of […]

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An Everyday Steward is Committed

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is committed. Click here to read the full post Past posts: If you missed the […]

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March 10 – Fourth Thursday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him,’ (John 5:43).” Daily Lent Reflection In today’s gospel, Jesus rebukes the Jewish leaders who refuse to accept or believe in Him despite the evidence He gives them that […]

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