Wednesday, March 20, 2013
They’ve arrived! As the elation of marathon runners crossing the finish-line, the hands of the pilgrims are raised high as they come into the sanctuary of the Lord. Feet come to rest; now it hands’ turn to celebrate.
For the pilgrims, it is the joy at what is coming, rather than what is finished. So also for Jesus who crosses the finish-line into Jerusalem this coming Palm Sunday, “Who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding it shame” (Heb 12:2). The cross is the finish-line into heaven’s space. Only from there does Jesus cry out: “It is finished” (John 19:30).
Because of Jesus’ completion of the Father’s will, we can already be in the sanctuary of the risen life now. For you…What further journeying into that precious presence still needs to take place?
Come, you servants, bless the Lord. v. 1
Standing by night in Your house v. 1
Lifting hands to holy place v. 2
O Lord, bless us from Zion. v. 3
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in the menu above.
This is the Fifth Week in Lent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms. During Lent we read the Psalms of Ascent, 120-134.