Journey to a Holy Lent

Journey to Daily Prayer – Day 46

Holy Saturday Read Today's Scripture Job 14:1–14 John 19:38–42 “This Night.” This is it! Lent’s last day! Every step on every day that we have walked with Jesus to his Cross through Lent, ends here—Holy Saturday, inside the tomb with Jesus. What have you carried with you through this journey? Maybe it was a sin, [...] Continue Reading

Journey to Daily Prayer – Day 45

Good Friday Read Today's Scripture Isaiah 52:13—53:12 John 19:1–37 “A Coronation Ceremony” As you read today’s Isaiah reading can you see Christ? “Appearance marred beyond semblance” (Is 52:14), “despised and rejected” and “man of sorrows” (Is 53:3), “stricken, smitten, afflicted, wounded, bruised, chastised, oppressed” and “lamb to the slaughter” (Is 53:4-7). Yet isn’t it so [...] Continue Reading

Journey to Daily Prayer – Day 44

Maundy Thursday Read Today's Scripture Exodus 12:1–14a Luke 22:14–30 “Servants.” No doubt, there’s a direct theological connection between today’s Exodus and Luke readings. Exodus describes the institution of the first covenant, Passover—a lamb is sacrificed and its blood saves Israel (Ex 12:11-14). Luke describes the institution of the new covenant, Eucharist—Jesus, the Lamb of God, [...] Continue Reading

Journey to Daily Prayer – Day 43

Wednesday in Holy Week Read Today's Scripture Isaiah 50:4–9a Matthew 26:1–5, 14–25  “Faces like flint.” How hard is flint? Prior to the modern age, flint was used anywhere from sharp tools to church buildings. So when today’s Isaiah reading prophesies that Jesus set his “face like flint” (Is 50:7), it means his unwavering determination towards [...] Continue Reading

Journey to Daily Prayer – Day 42

Tuesday in Holy Week Read Today's Scripture Isaiah 49:1-6 Mark 11:15-19  “The temple of our hearts” After Jesus enters into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he enters the temple to pray. But seeing it’s corruption he violently upturns the tables and kicks out the sinners (Mk 11:15). And in doing so, he seals his fate to [...] Continue Reading

Journey to Daily Prayer – Day 41

Monday in Holy Week Read Today's Scripture Isaiah 42:1–9 Mark 14:3–9 “Costly nard, priceless blood.” After Jesus enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, a woman anoints him with “very costly nard.” If you went through the Journey to the Cross experience at Incarnation, you would have smelled nard when you were anointed at the altar rail. [...] Continue Reading