“For six weeks during Lent we fasted, but over the seven weeks of Eastertide we feast. Sobriety gives way to celebration, sorrow yields to joy, and our chosen austerity opens toward spiritual abundance. It is fitting that the feasting should exceed the fasting!”
“We cannot fix ourselves, we cannot declare ourselves forgiven, we cannot save ourselves.
And so the journey leads us to this Friday and the starkness of the cross.”
“If we would join those who spread their garments on the road and acclaim King Jesus as he enters the city, we must reaffirm that our allegiance to him exceeds every other loyalty, even at the potential cost of livelihood or social standing or even our very lives.”
“Racism has haunted my whole life. It is like a chronic disease acquired in early childhood, sometimes debilitating, sometimes only hobbling, always painful. Even with the latest in medical treatment, I can never fully clear the virus from my system.”
We all know that pride is a problem. It blinds us. It inflates us. It goes before a fall.