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Priesthood of All Believers:  What are you throwing away?

Priesthood of All Believers: What are you throwing away?

Christianity, Discernment, Lament, Lenten Journey Participants, Love, Luke, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
the samaritan trash on holy ground discarded by the priesthood souls left to decay Lenten Reflection: Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" -For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.- Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Ever...

What do you mean rising from the dead is not enough?

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Luke, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Lenten Reflection Jesus said to the Pharisees: "There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. … But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.' He said, 'Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' Then Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.' -Luke 16:19-31 Thoughts I am especially caught by the line “neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.”  Hello!  This is the story of Jesus!  A

Pharisees v. Jesus

Christianity, Healthcare, Lenten Journey Participants, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
pharisee while the pharisees smoke cigars and drink appletinis in the oval office amma is saying goodbye to her children please don't be bitter that i have gone. it's not the doctor's fault. take care of each other. you are all you have. know that i love you. I will always be with you. be good citizens. i will see you again. above all, love each other. the pharisees laugh at the joke. Lenten Reflection Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people's shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move t