I would like to share with you two closing thoughts. The end of this one-hundred day trek brings you to a new vantage point from which you can look back over the trail you have traversed and ahead to the path that lies in front of you. Both looking back and looking ahead are important at this specific point in time in your life. Start by looking back. Consider the image we have been .
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39 Meditation The journey of the faithful, obedient steward is fraught with the same paradoxes as the journey ofthe disciple of Jesus. They are, in fact, the exact same journey. In both we find life by losing it, receive by giving, lead by serving, become first by being last, and are exalted by being .
Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created, and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that .
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when .
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11 Meditation You may not know the name Monseigneur Myriel, the Bishop of Digne, but you very likely know his story. In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables he is the humble bishop who changes the course of history through one act of amazing grace. Jean Valjean comes to him as a broken man, carrying the heavy chains of his criminal .
Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.” At daybreak they entered the temple .
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free? Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave .
The thief comes to steal and destroy, but I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 Meditation There are two great forces at work in the universe. One seeks to give us life, freedom and peace. The other seeks to steal our peace, enslave us and destroy our life. We live in a world where both are waging war in a battle where the outcome is already .
Key Verses for the Week – John 8:31-37 and Ephesians 6:11-13 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell .
Text For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as .