Thursday, March 19: The Newness of Spring

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”” Revelation 21:5

Today is the first day of Spring, and this year we will be celebrating it amid the Coronavirus pandemic. For many of us, this is a very surreal time: waiting, wondering if we too, have contracted the virus. Beloved friends, these are uncertain times, but we lean on, rely on Jesus the Christ, who is the Giver of Life. Whatever is in store, we have confidence in God, and on this first day of Spring, we celebrate the power of Jesus Christ to “make all things new.”

Let us continue to love one another, take care of one another, and bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to an anxious world!

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.  You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.  I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.” John 15:12-17

A common practice for reflecting on Scripture: 

Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word. It does not treat scripture as texts to be studied, but as the living word.
Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God.

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Date(s) - Mar 19, 2020
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM