Jesus shared a last Passover meal with his close friends and disciples. He had touched all of their lives in many ways. Jesus chose this time to share some difficult truths. You can read the account in Mark 14 v 17 – 31. Denial A Passover meal; the familiar remembrance of times past. This time; making new memories. Remembering him. The sense of a pivotal moment. A time of both intimate friendship and cold awakening. One of us would betray. All of us would run. No! There must
Jesus was getting closer to Jerusalem, soon he would face the events leading up to his death. He stopped at Bethany, the home of his friends, Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Mary’s act of love takes place during a meal time. You can read the account in John 12 v 1 - 8. The Gift In his presence Mary felt at peace. At his feet she willingly listened. Her spirit found stillness, and she drew deeply from the wells of his wisdom. Mary chose to sit with him; she loved to hear him teach.
Jesus was making his way towards Jerusalem where he would enter in triumph on a donkey. His journey led him through Jericho. As he was leaving this city he had the following encounter with a blind man named Bartimaeus. Read Mark Ch. 10 v 46 - 52 along with the following reflection. The day began as many days had begun for as long as I could remember. After a simple breakfast, I put on my shabby outer cloak and left my home. With the help of others I found a place at the road
This time we look at the effect of a touch from Jesus on the life of Zacchaeus. You can read the story in Luke 19 v 1 – 10. No Hiding Place With a look of determination on his face, Zacchaeus hurried along the tree lined road. As crowds gathered around him, he searched for the right place, knowing his height would give him little chance of seeing Jesus. Zacchaeus was known for his resourcefulness. He was a wealthy man at the top of his profession and he’d had to find plenty o
Jesus touched many lives during his earthly ministry on his journey toward the cross. Over the Lenten period, this series of reflections will look at some of the lives he touched. You might like to use them over the next few weeks to think about the cross and the victory that Jesus won for each one of us. Allow his life, journey and message to touch you. In Mark’s gospel we read about Jesus’ encounter with a woman who had been ill with a bleeding disorder for 12 years. Her st