In the gospel reading, Jesus laments over Jerusalem, saying, "How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings..."
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During the week, take some time to reflect on the following:
- How do you tend to imagine God?
- Do you tend to experience God only as Father, but never as Mother? If so, why?
- How does it make you feel that God longs to care for you in a gentle, maternal way?
- Do you resist such care? If so, why?
God of steadfast love, the third day will always set our hearts dancing with joy. For on that day, the work Jesus began in Galilee and carried to the cross in Jerusalem was finished in an empty tomb. Yet, we can never forget the powerful love needed to carry Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem's cross. That love was, and is, for us. And that love makes our Savior's name more precious to us. Thank you God, for Jesus Christ. Amen and amen!
As always, I look forward to seeing you in worship on Sunday.