Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Reason

This week's Lenten readings:

The test of trials and sorrow (Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18)

Sacrifice of Isaac,
Caravaggio, c. 1603
and the promise given to help us go on.  (Mark 9:2-10)
Transfiguration of Christ
Titian, c. 1560
The reason:
Because when God Himself provides the sacrifice (Genesis 22:8)
The Crucifixion,
Diego Velazquez, 1632
all suffering ends united in the Son. (1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
Resurrection of Christ,
Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1875
My prayers for the gift of increased hope bestowed on all those enduring loss, illness, hardship and challenges that seem insurmountable.

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