Blessings to you as we quickly approach the vernal equinox (on Tuesday) and the first day of spring. Our prayers are with you all and especially those who are either under the weather, laid up with an injury, or with health concerns now. We pray that God blesses and heals you to bring about recovery of relationship with God and community. Today is another Sunday where I give thanks that someone else reads about Melchizedek during worship. It’s hard to believe next Sunday is Palm Sunday and after that we move into Holy Week. May God bless you as you conclude your Lenten journey.
Our lessons remind us of our intimate relationship with God and the cost of our relationship. We were reminded by Jeremiah that the true knowledge of God is within us and our mission is to let that knowledge surface. Yet, it’s not just knowing God that’s important – we are also charged to “upset the system” that runs counter to the innate relationship between creation and God the creator. Our challenge is to know and act, to help others know and act, and to help God’s message of reconciliation to permeate the world. Part of the objective our of Lenten journey and our ongoing journey as believers.
I invite your comments,
Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33