Reflection Two



Reading

Search me, O God, and know my heart;

try me and know my thoughts!

See if there is any wicked in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

- from Psalm 139:23,24


Thought for reflection

“The passionately loving Christ, the persecuted Christ, the lonely Christ, the Christ despairing over God’s silence, the Christ who in dying was so totally forsaken, for us and for our sakes, is like the brother or the friend to whom one can confide everything, because he knows everything and has suffered everything that can happen to us - and more.”

- from Jurgen Moltmann


Reading

Jesus said:

Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;

for I am gentle and lowly in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

- from Matt 11:28-30


Personal Reflection

How can I come to Jesus today?

What do I need to share with Him?

Prayer

Merciful God, you gave your Son to suffer the shame of the cross.

Save us from hardness of heart,

that, seeing him who died for us,

we may repent, confess our sin,

and receive your overflowing love,

in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

- from Book of Common Worship

Blessing

Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life;

meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God’s goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing, let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator.

- from William Law

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Addition Readings

Monday - Psalm 36:5-11; John 12:1-11

Tuesday - Psalm 71:1-14; John 12: 20-36

Wednesday - Psalm 70; John 13:21-32

Maundy Thursday - Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday - Psalm 22; John 18:1-19:42

Holy Saturday - Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16; John 19:38-42

- from Revised Common Lectionary