Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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Second Week in Lent, Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Luke 13:22-31
Jesus was teaching in every town and village as he traveled toward Jerusalem. Someone said to Jesus, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?”

Jesus said, “Try hard to enter through the narrow door, because many people will try to enter there, but they will not be able. When the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you can stand outside and knock on the door and say, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in the streets of our town.’ But he will say to you, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Go away from me, all you who do evil!’ You will cry and grind your teeth with pain when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in God’s kingdom, but you yourselves thrown outside. People will come from the east, west, north, and south and will sit down at the table in the kingdom of God. There are those who are last now who will be first in the future. And there are those who are first now who will be last in the future.”

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Go away from here! Herod wants to kill you!”
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We knock at the Beautiful Gate of your sacred prayer space and enter rejoicing in your welcoming embrace. As we worship together, you remind us to remain grounded in your wise teachings. You call us to pause often so we can remember to remember who we are and where we have come from. You encourage us to remember well our heritage and those who have gone before us.

We gather today from all directions to worship you in one accord. Thank you, Divine Family, that there is room for all at your table. Thank you for the reminder it is not our business who is and is not at the table. What matters is that we hear and obey you.

I remember my heritage and ancestors today, O LORD, and thank you for…

Life-giving Spirit rides the winds from all directions to bring messages of encouragement for us on our journey. We have also come from all directions to be with you. Give us fellowship for our journey so our heritage stories will be an inspiration to each other. 

With joy we praise you!


Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
2 Chronicles 20:1-22
Psalm 105:1-42

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