Lent Reflection Sunday, March 29, 2015

PalmSunday02Waitingfortheword.Flkr.CreativeCommonsSunday, March 29, 2015

You will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.  Mark 11:2

Jesus rode donkey into the Holy City. Though he was a king, his crown wasn’t visible to the crowds who laid palms before him. There were no finely dressed soldiers to escort our Savior, just a band of tunic-clad disciples. The holy procession was not a parade of power, but a show of humility.

During this Holy week, the humility of Jesus will be woven through every Gospel we hear. With reverence, we will remember Jesus breaking bread and washing feet.  We will recall his thorny crown and the scourging he endured.  In our minds eye, we will see him suffering on the cross.

Let us begin this week the same way that Jesus began the first Holy Week—with true humility of heart.

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Nancy Jo Sullivan

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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.

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