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Reflection 4.22.14

The resurrection does not solve our problems about dying and death. It is not the happy ending to our life’s struggle, nor is it the big surprise that God has kept in store for us. 43 more words


Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all of us love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour – unceasingly.

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Daily Riches: Learning From the Poor (Dallas Willard, Henri Nouwen and Bernard of Clairvaux)

“The mystery of ministry is that the Lord is to be found where we minister. That is what Jesus tells us when he says: ‘Insofar as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me’ (Matthew 25:40). 352 more words

Henri Nouwen

from your broken heart

(a Good Friday prayer written by Henri Nouwen)

“Dear Lord Jesus,

You, “the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation, for whom all things are created in heaven and on earth, everything visible and everything invisible,” you hang dead on a cross. 569 more words

The Graveyard Cup -- A Maundy Thursday Reflection

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the youth group I interned for took their middle school students to New Orleans to gut houses destroyed by the storm. 1,290 more words

Walk as One Beloved

Today is Good Friday.

It’s the day that the Bible talks about Jesus’s death, before his resurrection. For many Christians, this is the most somber day of the year – a testament to the amount God loves us, to sacrifice his son for us. 350 more words

Given, Broken, for Others

matterofprayer blog post for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Given, Broken, for Others

I read the Lenten meditation for Maundy Thursday this morning with great interest. I had never thought of bread and the Body of Christ in this specific way before! 292 more words