Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. Parishioners contribute to this series by writing reflection, sometimes based upon the day’s readings from the Daily Office, and often drawing from their lives’ experiences.
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Over the years, it has been our delight and honor to be invited to friends’ Passover Seders. This year, as with everything else, we have to celebrate at a distance, but already I find that I am paying special attention to the joyful song.
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the clouds. Psalm 36:5 Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to.
Who doesn’t love a parade? On Palm Sunday, we reenact a parade through Jerusalem: Jesus, mounted on a donkey, clops through the streets, and we cheer, “Hosanna” and wave our palms. But every year, this parade fills me anticipatory grief, a feeling of dread.
When I received the readings for today’s Pathways, I was told that I could write whatever was in my heart. I opened my Bible and read the assigned words and they did not touch me, so I decided to sit quietly to see what.
O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives.