Our response to God’s call reorients our priorities. We feel less concerned about the things we may get and more concerned about what we offer and give to others. Because Christ transforms our lives, our priorities shift. We focus on God’s expectation that we show mercy and justice for all creation. Jesus teaches us about God’s love and calls us to reorient our lives in love of God and neighbor. He calls us to live compassionately—in service to those in need.
—George Hovaness Donigian, A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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Whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.
—Matthew 20:27-28, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
I believe the world you created is worth saving. Give me the courage and strength and the desire to act in big and little ways to make your justice and love real on earth. Amen.
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Liturgy of the Palms
Liturgy of the Passion
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