May you know the peace of Gods love and hope in the midst of your everydays, may you be led to green pastures and may you live with the hope of God’s beloved child. The short story quoted in this sermon is “The Street That Got Mislaid” by Patrick Waddington.
When an ordinary Monday becomes a grief filled Good Friday, we need to pray, we need to feel ourselves anchored to love and hope, anchored to our true vine, so that we can help each other to heal.
This Easter we will reconnect with hope. Because there is so much more, beyond all the news headlines and information that bombards us every day. Because fear will not have the final say.
This journey through Holy Week must be travelled, and we will do so to the beat of a distant drum of hope and promise, knowing that each step takes us closer. Ride on!
Who is Jesus for you? That is really at the heart of this Lenten journey, isn’t it? Who is Jesus for you, and why does he matter so much?
Lent is about living in these between times … sitting in between Mary and Judas, in that room with Jesus, and coming face to face with the fullness of our human condition.
There is much weighing down our world right now, and sometimes the stench of fear and death seems overwhelming. But the time has come, let us untie what threatens to destroy us – our fears, our weakness, our anger, our division – let’s let go, and welcome new life.