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

Hakuna Matata

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Lenten Reflection You will free me from the snare they set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commend my spirit; you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God. I hear the whispers of the crowd, that frighten me from every side, as they consult together against me, plotting to take my life. But my trust is in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." In your hands is my destiny; rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors. -Psalm 31: 5-6, 14-16 Thoughts What is a refuge?  A place of safety.  A place of beauty.  A place where the natural world can simply be.  No worries.  My favorite coffee cup says “Hakuna Matata” – no worries.  I went through a very stressful time in my life where I reported a friend to DSHS for neglecting her children.  It was the hardest thin
Come, Let Us Remember

Come, Let Us Remember

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Call to Worship for March 7, 2010 Come, let us remember. In this time of Tent City and Zambia, we are reminded of those who were in the desert during the 40 years. Come, let us remember. In this time of Haiti and Chile, we are reminded of those who were in Galilee and at the tower of Siloam. Come, let us remember. In this time of UMCOR and the Red Cross, we are reminded of Christ who came to serve and to lead. Come, let us remember. In this time when we travel together in a Lenten desert, we are reminded of God who quenches our thirst. Come, let us remember Our God who wanders with us, Helps us in our tragedies, Holds us up in love, And satisfies our needs.  Amen. © 2010, Terri Stewart Based on the RCL (www.commontext.org) for Year C, 3 Lent.