Lent 2024

A Perspective on Wednesday

I pour the wine while I hold my breath. It’s been some time since we had a gathering around the table like this. Simon, my master, was a leper before. But one day, he returned clean, with one name on his lips: Jesus, the miracle worker of Nazareth, the Messiah, and a stranger. My master has invited him and many guests into our home. I listen...

The Last Week

A lot can happen in a week. Jesus lived for approximately 33 years. That’s 1,716 weeks. The four gospels tell us about the life of Jesus and spend nearly 30% of their time on just one of those weeks: Jesus’ last week. The week starts with Jesus entering Jerusalem with crowds cheering him on and ends with Jesus lying dead in a borrowed tomb. That’s quite...

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