Browsing the February 2020 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

February 29 - March 1, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/24/20

As Jesus hung on the cross on Good Friday, he exclaimed “I thirst.” (John 19:28) After his forty days in the desert, he was hungry. (Mark 4:2). The hunger and thirst of Jesus mark the beginning and the end of our Lenten journey. I am sure he was hungry ... Read More »

February 22-23, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/17/20

Today Jesus really challenges and stretches us: No more “eye for an eye;” “offer no resistance;” “turn the other cheek;” “hand over your cloak;” “go the extra mile.” “Love your enemies (!) and pray for those who persecute you.” (It might be more realistic for us to think “irritate, ... Read More »

February 15-16, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/10/20

We have been reflecting these last few weeks on who Jesus is and who we are called to be as his disciples. Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus is the fulfillment of all the hopes and dreams of the Jewish people. He is the long-awaited for Messiah. He is ... Read More »

February 8-9, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/03/20

Today’s Gospel makes it abundantly clear who we are as Jesus’ disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, ... Read More »