Sunday, March 13, 2022

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Second Week in Lent, Sunday, March 13, 2022

Luke 9:28-36 (NCV) read by Connie Beingessner

Luke 9:28-36
About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James and went up on a mountain to pray. While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became shining white. Then two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with Jesus. They appeared in heavenly glory, talking about his departure which he would soon bring about in Jerusalem. Peter and the others were very sleepy, but when they awoke fully, they saw the glory of Jesus and the two men standing with him. When Moses and Elijah were about to leave, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” (Peter did not know what he was talking about.)

While he was saying these things, a cloud came and covered them, and they became afraid as the cloud covered them. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Listen to him!”

When the voice finished speaking, only Jesus was there. Peter, John, and James said nothing and told no one at that time what they had seen.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We long for these mountaintop experiences where we can remain in solitude with you and those who have gone before us. You encourage and nourish us, but we are used to doing things our own way and we are quick to leave and return to the valleys where our actions are perceived as useful.

How good it feels to be with you and community on this mountaintop. It is effortless to hear you and understand you. We are consumed by the realization that we are your Beloved. But we so easily forget your love and the sound of your voice as we go about our busy lives. Thank you for your loving mercy. Thank you for patiently being with us until we remember your love once again.

I am in relationship with you today, LORD, and thank you for…

We follow your lead, LORD. Teach us to be in relationship with you and each other so we can respond to your wisdom as we greet and encourage each other in a good way. Give us peace in all we encounter so others may also experience your peace through us.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27:1-14
Luke 13:31-35
Philippians 3:17-4:1

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