Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 33: “It is finished”

​​ "It is finished." John 19:30 . Jesus speaks about eternal life many times. He even states that He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. And yet in this statement there is a definitive conclusion. But what ends here? His life? Our lives? No- suffering. This is the end of hopelessness, … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 33: “It is finished”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 32: “I thirst”

​​ "I thirst." John 19:28 . Another reveal of Jesus' humanity is His thirst. This is a real biological function of His body, something often ignored, but when put off, can hold real problems. How often do we put off the needs of our bodies? We seek to feed our spiritual hunger but we neglect … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 32: “I thirst”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 31: “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?”

​​ "My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?" Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 . Throughout the Gospels, Jesus always tells us to have faith, to trust, and believe. He says, "Do not be afraid" and questions us when we start questioning God. And yet here, Jesus shows no sign of faith or hope. … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 31: “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 30: “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.”

​​ "Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother." John 19:26–27 . When Jesus left Mary to John at the Cross, Jesus left His Mother to everyone. He promised love and protection during His absence, showing the continuous light and love of God. This love is not only within Jesus but with Mary and with … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 30: “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 29: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

​​​ "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43 . Even in the midst of dying, Jesus was able to see the good of His neighbor and promised Him eternal life. Sometimes we find ourselves so enrapt in our own pain and suffering that we don't notice any … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 29: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 28: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

​​ For the next seven days of Lent, we will focus on Jesus' last words. We begin with Luke 23:34: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Jesus taught us that not only are we forgiven but that we must also forgive. One of the hardest things to do, however, is … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 28: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 27: The Crucifixion

"The Crucifixion" The Cross - a symbol of destruction, hopelessness, violence, pain, & death is also a symbol of rebirth, hope, salvation, redemption, & peace. Thoughts of death and pain can cause a person to feel small, to shrink, and yet here is Jesus, arms wide open, full of love that barely can be contained. … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 27: The Crucifixion

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 26: The Carrying of the Cross

"The Carrying of the Cross" The humiliation of Jesus does not end as He must take His Cross to Calvary, a long ways away from Jerusalem. Every step is a difficult one, every step closer to death. But also every step closer to the Resurrection m, and every step closer to redeeming the world. Do … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 26: The Carrying of the Cross

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 25: The Crowning of Thorns

"The Crowning of Thorns" Jesus is further humiliated when He is presented with a crown of thorns on His head, a mockery of His title as "King of the Jews." The thorns pierce through His head and cause Him to bleed. He continues to wear this on His head until His death. Although we may … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 25: The Crowning of Thorns

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 24: The Scourging at the Pillar

"The Scourging at the Pillar" This mystery is a difficult one to meditate upon. Jesus, a self-proclaimed pacifist, who would go as far as stop violence, willingly takes a beating. He is left scarred and broken, and unfortunately, this is not the end of this journey. He moves forward, knowing that things are about to … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 24: The Scourging at the Pillar