The body of Christ is a community infused with God’s power by the Holy Spirit and commissioned by Jesus to love the world with God. Experiencing a community working together on behalf of others can be life-giving and life-altering. On the other hand, if community life is not carefully nurtured, participating in a mission experience may result in little more than a nice service project. Following Jesus into the world entails a journey that may take us to unfamiliar people and places and lead us to a deeper understanding of ourselves. This journey is too challenging and too important to walk alone.
—Rebecca Bruff, Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living (Upper Room Books, 2014)
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Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
—Romans 15:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love.
(From the Peace Prayer of St. Francis)
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Liturgy of the Palms
Liturgy of the Passion
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