Lent ’07

My Lenten meditations for the year 2007

Lent 07: Day 40 – Hidden Events

Yesterday they crucified him. Then before sundown put him in a tomb that a compassionate soul had provide for him. The cold tomb was sealed by a large stone and guards were set around it to prevent “false claims” being made. The disciples, discouraged and at a loss about what had just happened went into…

Lent 07: Day 39 – Love Nailed Down

It only took five days to transform the raucous cheers into adamant jeers and the palm branches spread at his feet into hard cold iron, driven into the rough wood beneath his hand. As I said earlier in the week, people, especially crowds, are a fickle lot. One minute they will cheer you, the next…

Lent 07: Day 38 – In the Garden

Dinner is over. We are in the garden. Jesus agonizes in prayer, while Peter and James and John sleep soundly a short distance away. It is fitting. Everything began in a garden and it is there that one decision brought death, eternal death, into the world, subjecting all of creation to futility. Now in another…

Lent 07: Day 37 – The Inexorable Demand

It is Wednesday night. The small band is staying somewhere in Jerusalem and by this time tomorrow night they will be in Gethsemane, falling asleep. Jesus, on the other hand, will be dealing with the crushing weight of the inexorable demand of agape, of a loving sacrifice chosen in eternity, now rushing to fulfillment in…

Lent 07: Day 36 – The Turning Gyre

Carl Jung wrote: “Hurry is not of the devil; hurry is the devil. ” Saint Francis, in the movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon, speaks these words from the title track, performed by Donovan. If you want your dream to be Build it slow and surely. Small beginnings, greater ends Heartfelt work grows purely. If you…