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Consider the Lilies

Hello friends,

We continue our series “With Jesus in Ordinary Time” thinking about one or two of the ways in which Jesus used the ordinary world around him to speak truth into the hearts of his followers.

Consider these wildflowers, he said. They don’t reap or sow or spin, but their beauty is remarkable.

You don’t need to worry. The Lord is graciously and lovingly taking care of you and your needs.

I was fortunate enough to have a weekend retreat in Wales earlier in the month, so I recorded this while I was there, considering the wild foxglove (!) on an early morning hillside.

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May you know increased peace and trust as you sit with this text.

Every blessing, friends!!

A Quiet Place

 

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Jesus invites his friends: “Come away with me to a quiet place and get some rest.”

In this episode you are invited to observe Jesus as he goes to a deserted place and prays to his Father, and to have your own conversation with God as well.

Every Blessing!

Wilderness

Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, …was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 

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In the wilderness, Jesus is tempted to turn stones into bread, to take the glory and authority of all the nations on the earth, to test whether the angels will keep him from falling.

The temptations are for security, power and control.

Please do pray with us if you feel led! I’d love to hear how you find it. Thanks Friends.

Every blessing.

SHOW NOTES

Jesus, a Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ (not an affiliate link)

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The Hidden Life

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

Hello Friends,

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Have you ever thought about the thirty years that Jesus lived in a most ordinary way?

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In this episode we pray with the Hidden Life: the years Jesus lived in obscurity, humbly given over to the hard work of a small community eking out a living from the land.

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Every blessing.

SHOW NOTES

James Martin, SJ’s book Jesus: A Pilgrimage quoted from the chapter entitled ‘Nazareth’
(*also: follow James Martin on social media, he is in the holy land this week!)

All photos were taken at Nazareth Village in April 2016 www.nazarethvillage.com

Ann Voskamp’s post in Holy Week http://www.aholyexperience.com/2016/03/when-the-worlds-hurting-bleeding-in-holy-week-how-to-pass-around-healing-hope/

Richard Rohr interviewed by Rob Bell
http://robbell.podbean.com/e/episode-86-richard-rohr-and-the-alternative-orthodoxy/

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.