Lent Reflection Saturday March 21
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The officers answered, No man ever spoke like this man! John 7: 14
A few years ago, a friend gave me an old King James Bible. She told me it was a “red-letter edition.” I was intrigued as she explained that the inspiration for the red printing came from Luke 22:20: “This cup is the new testament in my blood, which I shed for you.”
While I’m fond of my Catholic Bible, I often use my red-letter Bible during difficult times. The red words of Jesus remind me of his sacrifice on the cross. And I can understand why the guards in today’s readings said, No man ever spoke like this man!
Written by Nancy Jo Sullivan
Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.