Easter: … and Peter

Easter: … and Peter

There’s one phrase we could almost overlook, but for me, it’s full of hope and love and the real human compassion of Jesus. So every single year I flip through pages to find it and over and over I read these two words… … and Peter. Early Easter...
Lent: preparing our hearts for the cross

Lent: preparing our hearts for the cross

A friend said this to me a long time ago: I don’t understand the cross. In all honesty, I don’t get it. Hundreds of men were crucified on Roman crosses and I know it was a horrific, agonizing way to die. What was different about Jesus on the cross? I admit...
Lent: preparing our hearts to stay awake

Lent: preparing our hearts to stay awake

After the Passover supper, Jesus and his band of disciples arrived at the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus’ human conversations were coming to an end and everything else to be understood would be later, much of it falling to the able and trustworthy role of the Holy...
Lent: preparing our hearts for sacrifice

Lent: preparing our hearts for sacrifice

Not even a fortnight before Jesus’ last trip to Jerusalem, we find him in the little town of Bethany having dinner at the home of Simon the leper. Jesus visited Bethany many times. He must have felt at home there, loved it there. Jesus’ good friends lived...