This week’s lessons
Hebrew Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
The Response: Psalm 51:1-13 Miserere mei, Deus
The Epistle: Hebrews 5:5-10
The Gospel: John 12:20-33
A message from Rev. Dave
Such a busy and disturbing week. In the wake of the shooting in Atlanta, let’s pray for any of Asian descent that live in fear, and let’s also pray for those who fear misguided and pointless violence. Let’s also pray for the folks in the LGBTQ community who may also live in fear – fear of rejection by those who profess to love them. What the Catholic church has said was devastating to many in that community, and they are in need of our prayers and our love and acceptance. As a reminder, they are all always welcome to join us at the table, where they will be met with welcome and acceptance and not condemnation. But let’s also offer prayers of gratitude for some important birthdays – yesterday was the birthday of both Fred Rogers and Big Bird – both important signs of hope and faith for an uncountable number of people. Let’s give thanks for these figures of hope and love.
Think about it this week – with the return of Spring, is our focus only on death, or can we begin to recognize the tell-tale signs of life eternal? Both are a needed part of the cycle of life – the resurrection in Spring and the death in the Fall – but where we focus is up to us – the choice is ours.
And remember Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those we travel with. So be swift to love – make haste to be kind – and now go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
DPrentice @ TrinityofWoburn .com