Loving the WorldNew Every Morning | April 2, 2023
As we become more and more faithful about loving the world with God, we won’t need to tell stories. At the end of the day, if we’ve nurtured relationships and honored, protected, loved, and given our best to make a difference, the stories will tell themselves. The rocks and stones will cry out. Neighborhoods will look different. Jail census will look different. Disease statistics will look different. People’s lives will look different.
—Rebecca Bruff, Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living (Upper Room Books, 2014)
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What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
—Micah 6:8 (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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Liturgy of the Palms
Liturgy of the Passion
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It is a great joy to listen to how God is working in the lives of the women in my small group. I also can step back from myself – and see how God has worked so faithfully in my life. What an encouragement.
A beautifully sunny morning, a good morning to be in church to celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. The message and music were just right – setting the tone for the week ahead.
Looking forward to the ride down to Columbus and time I will share with my friend.
Am hopeful a transformation is about to happen, have been in this position before so I am at best cautiously optimistic. I do expect a great visit with Jenny, Chris, Willa, and Oona.
Thankful for Communion today and the joy of Palm Sunday. Our King arrived and soon will do the servant work only the Son of God can do. Thank You, Lord.
Holy Week blessings to all.
A few weeks ago at a training, I heard a woman tell her story. She was abused by her partner and found purpose through Jesus and the courage to leave her abuser and advocate for herself and her children. It was truly uplifting to hear.
I’ve enjoyed this week’s readings. May have to get this book.
Jeremy came home Thursday and is doing better. He’s on a round of antibiotics.
We had a lovely Palm Sunday service at church today. Great message and music. I’m very thankful for our church.