Holy Week allows us the opportunity to do some assessing of our lives, the way we live, the way we act, the way we respond.
“Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus’.”
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God….”.
“He told those who were selling the doves,”‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!’”
“The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above….Hail, Abraham’s Lord Divine.”
“He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.”
“Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing; you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts…”
This week’s Old Testament reading from Exodus recalls Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai after standing in the presence of God.
“Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. Jesus came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.”