A Greater Openness

by Beth A Richardson on March 28, 2012 · 2 comments

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 28. Ponder your own Lenten journey as you read “Lent Begins in the Wilderness” (p. 5). How have you become more open to God?

What new things have you learned about yourself?

Words from The Word: With branches in your hands, start the festival and march around the altar. -Psalm 118:27, GNT

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray along with the words from Mark 11:1-10.

Pray for: the people and countries of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Spiritual Tools: Sometimes the Lenten season can get pretty grim – read 10 Ways to Stay Positive as we continue journeying through Wilderness together.


Christ comes to us hidden in the ordinary garb of our companions. He gives us to one another so that the scales of fear and unbelief may fall from our eyes as we journey together. We share our losses and pain, then find in our dark wilderness that Christ spreads a table before us. Christ feeds us with his own life energy so that we can share good news with others.

-Elizabeth J. Canham
A Table of Delight: Feasting with God in the Wilderness

From page 53 of A Table of Delight: Feasting with God in the Wilderness by Elizabeth J. Canham. Copyright © 2005 by Elizabeth J. Canham. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Prayer: O King of Glory, hear my Hosannas. Keep me faithful to you as I walk through this week with you. Amen.

Art Credit: Wilhelm Morgner – Entry of Christ into Jerusalem from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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Gary March 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

I’m an onion.
The more I peel away the outer skin the sweeter I am to Jesus.


Molly March 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

‘Christ comes to us hidden in the ordinary garb of our companions’
I have learned more about how faithful he is. Such wonderful companions he has given me through these years since my husband died. People who never knew him but who have been the most amazing encouragement and support to me. I praise him.


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