Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 10: Accepting Death

"When we genuflect, we accept death." For the second station, we kneel as Jesus carries the Cross. Both are a symbol of the acceptance of death. I was once taught that in Medieval times, when a knight genuflected before a king, this gesture, a kneeling before authority and a bowing of the head, had a … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 10: Accepting Death

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 9: Journey with Jesus on the Way of the Cross

"Journey with Jesus on the Way of the Cross" For the next two weeks we will begin journeying with Jesus on the Way of the Cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross is truly an embodied prayer, recounting Jesus' footsteps and physical struggle carrying the Cross while also … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 9: Journey with Jesus on the Way of the Cross

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 8: The Sign of the Cross

​​ ​The Sign of the Cross. At the time of Jesus' death, I don't think anyone could ever imagine that the symbol of His followers would be such a stark and violent symbol. Now, it represents death and resurrection, but it also represents the very nature of God - the Trinity. In Richard Rohr's new … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 8: The Sign of the Cross

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 7: The Women Who Stayed

"Stay grounded in faith like the women who stayed" Today we celebrate International Women's Day. Keeping mindful of our Moving Meditations for Lent, we recognize the many women who remained grounded and steadfast in their faith, lending themselves to keeping Christianity alive to this day. There is Mary, the Mother of God, bearer of the … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 7: The Women Who Stayed

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 5: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your kind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these." (Mark 12: 30-31) Oftentimes, we look at the words of Jesus and we see only … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 5: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself