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'Lent' Tagged Posts

“Make Preparations for us There”

This morning, I read the gospel writer Mark’s account of Jesus’ Last Supper. It begins with Jesus’ disciples asking where Jesus wants them to go and make preparations for the Passover. Through the years, knowing the story since childhood, I have not thought too deeply about Jesus’ response, but today was different. Jesus tells his […]

Three Questions, Three Denials

My gospel reading for today is John 13:21-38, and it provides some of the discussion that took place around the table at the Last Supper. As I read, I noticed something that I hadn’t really focused on before. In this reading, Jesus speaks and, Peter, almost interrupting Jesus (I read it as interruptions), asks Jesus […]

The Iniquity of Us All

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6 I think, for me, the most difficult part of Lent, and especially this last part of Lent as I approach Holy Week, is coming to […]