God thinks the world is worth saving. As followers of Jesus Christ, we believe that the world is worthy of redemption. We can and do make a difference in the world. Our caring actions help redeem the world. Together with God we provide necessary assistance, grow spiritually through mission, and demonstrate our belief in God’s ongoing offer of salvation to the world.
—George Hovaness Donigian, A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
—John 3:17, 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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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
Liturgy of the Passion
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