Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Genesis 22: 1-18    Psalm 116       Romans 8:31b-34             Mark 9: 2-10

Beloved son.

Listen to him.

Jesus knows.

Jesus knows about dying and rising.

He knows about death.

These 40 days of Lent we walk his sorrowful way of the cross.

We do.

We meditate on death.

Our own death also.

Joining our eventual death with that of Jesus' dying.  We mark that on Good Friday.

When thinking about death - my own - I change.  Things change.

Relationships change.

Some are for a reason.

Others for a season.

And, some for a lifetime.

With God, my connection with God lasts forever.

With some other relationships, some were for a moment in time.

They passed.

Death has a way of  putting what matters in perspective.

What maters most comes to mind.

Things pass and are not forever.

However, my walk with God lasts long.


It does.

Today's Gospel changes my entire attitude about life, death, and what matters most.

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