Tuesday of Holy Week, April 12, 2022
There were some Greek people, too, who came to Jerusalem to worship at the Passover Feast. They went to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip told Andrew, and then Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “The time has come for the Son of Man to receive his glory. I tell you the truth, a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die to make many seeds. But if it never dies, it remains only a single seed. Those who love their lives will lose them, but those who hate their lives in this world will keep true life forever. Whoever serves me must follow me. Then my servant will be with me everywhere I am. My Father will honour anyone who serves me.
“Now I am very troubled. Should I say, ‘Father, save me from this time’? No, I came to this time so I could suffer. Father, bring glory to your name!”
Then a voice came from heaven, “I have brought glory to it, and I will do it again.”
The crowd standing there, who heard the voice, said it was thunder.
But others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
Jesus said, “That voice was for your sake, not mine. Now is the time for the world to be judged; now the ruler of this world will be thrown down. If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward me.” Jesus said this to show how he would die.
The crowd said, “We have heard from the law that the Christ will live forever. So why do you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”
Then Jesus said, “The light will be with you for a little longer, so walk while you have the light. Then the darkness will not catch you. If you walk in the darkness, you will not know where you are going. Believe in the light while you still have it so that you will become children of light.” When Jesus had said this, he left and hid himself from them.
(New Century Version (NCV))
Loving Divine Family,
We have come to your holy city to praise you, to be in your presence. We marvel at the multitude of people from all directions who have come to be close to you during this festival of Passover. We are close to you in this community. Others also want to join with us.
We come together today to spend time with you. We are weary, tired, and worn out. So many messages are coming at us, and none of them make sense. Thank you for the invitation to the gift of solitude with you. A place where we can hide in your loving embrace, to hear your love, and to prepare for what is to come.
I hear your voice giving us wisdom for the coming days, O LORD, and thank you for…
You invite us to walk in the light of your love. We accept your invitation to participate in your mystery. Give us the awareness of those around us so we can encourage them to also accept your invitation. Give us peace in these days to walk in your light and greet each other in a good way.
With joy we praise you!
Cherie and Donovan Mutschler