spiritual hunger

If you have ever taken a minute to observe a hungry infant, you have seen just how desperate they can be. It doesn’t matter if a bottle is delayed by one minute or ten, the reaction of hunger holds the same intensity. The need to eat is relentless and demanding. The cry for food is most often loud, angry, and repetitive. The craving so strong that their natural instinct is to fight for it.

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…3 days

“…that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.”

1 Corinthians 15:4

Lent has drawn to an end…

It has not been an easy lent,

but rather – a Holy one.

And I believe many, if not most of us, with all that is going on in the world, can attest to this same feeling.

When was the last time you can remember a lent of suffering – alongside Jesus – such as this?

Our Church, our World, our Community, our Families –

each have experienced a tremendous level of suffering, in one form or another.

And yet…

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the winning team.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world!”

John 16:33

Take heart!

In many other translations, this verse says, “Take courage!”

Such a beautiful, heartened, rally cry from Jesus to every one of us.

So, what is it that is supposed to embolden us?

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