Moment of Clarity With Rev. Lorrie Daly-Price
The Joy, The Palms and The Parade

The Joy, The Palms and The Parade

March 26, 2018

March 25, 2018 | As Jesus approached Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, Luke tells us that the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen. John’s gospel specifically notes that many of the Jews who had witnessed the resurrection of Lazarus had followed Jesus to Jerusalem and were telling everyone what had happened. News had already arrived ahead of them, and so many in Jerusalem came out to meet Him because they had heard about Lazarus. Why are these people rejoicing? Because the raising of Lazarus has given them hope. Hope imagines a better world, a better outcome, a different future.

 Was Jesus full of joy as he rode into Jerusalem? Hebrews says that he was. He rode into Jerusalem knowing full well what he was riding into Jerusalem for, and he did it for the joy that was set before him.

Are We Up For the Challege?

Are We Up For the Challege?

March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018 | During the Jewish feast of Passover, some Greeks arrive in town and approach Philip. They come with a request that the disciples must have fielded many times during Jesus's ministry. Had they traveled all the way to Jerusalem just to ask their question?

            "Sir, we would like to see Jesus."

Philip shares their request with Andrew, and together they tell Jesus. But their query fizzles out and the story then takes a new turn. We never learn if they actually get to see Jesus, the one they have heard so much about.  Were these Greeks genuine seekers or mere gawkers? What did they hope to see or want to hear from Jesus?

Love

Love

March 12, 2018

March 11, 2018 | 

Of all the virtues that have been passed on to us

through the ages, from the great poets to the saints and scholars, throughout history and literature,

love is the one virtue that we as a society cannot live without.

 

The ability to love well and to love wisely is the most important trait that parents can pass on to their children. 

As children grow, the longing to share this love as well as receive it will remain strong throughout their lives.

 

However

An old Welsh proverb says.....

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.

Strength is Found In Our Giving

Strength is Found In Our Giving

March 5, 2018

March 4, 2018 | The Jerusalem Temple was hardly one sacred site among many for those who worshiped there early in the first century. Here was the place, they believed, where God was most present. The Temple served as the focus of identity — religious, national, social, you name it — for many (but certainly not all) Jews of Jesus’ time, especially those influenced by the elite members of Jerusalem society. For some, it stood as the architectural and symbolic centrepiece of their most important city, a city that played a key role in their most cherished memories, and a location that would figure in a hoped-for future when God’s promises would be fully realized.

In our reading this week from John’s gospel Jesus arrives to the temple as the outer courtyard is bustling with merchants selling animals for sacrifice and moneychangers are changing money into authorized temple currency. Thousands of people would have been gathered for the Passover.

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