Category Archives: Lent

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ZACCHAEUS

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho.  He was also a descendant of Abraham.  His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people.  Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JOHN

John and his brother, James were disciples of John, the Baptist.  They were fishermen, like many of the other apostles and the sons of Zebedee and Salome.  They made their living fishing on the sea of Galilee as did their father, … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – HEROD ANTIPAS

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – BARABBAS

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem had become nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PETER

Early each morning, this man would rise before the sun to prepare for his daily work; nothing unusual for any man living in the area.  He was one of many who made their living from the sea.  Many times he’d fish through … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION STORY – JOHN, THE BAPTIST

This begins a series on the characters of the Passion of Christ for Lent An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.   The woman prayed for many years to have children, but that hope … Continue reading

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I GIVE UP?

Today thousands will be relinquishing their hold on something.  Some will give up a favorite food, social media or do something to help others.  Giving things up is good, but it isn’t going to get you one step closer to … Continue reading

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SHROVE TUESDAY, FAT TUESDAY OR PANCAKE TUESDAY?

Well, I found out something new this morning. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday, because it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of repentance.  I had to know why pancakes were involved, since I’m not Catholic.  … Continue reading

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CAN WE CARRY THE BURDEN?

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© Jesus’ beaten and wounded body was exhausted from continuous beatings.  His flesh was a mass of blood and torn flesh, along with the spit spewing from His accusers mouths. His trek along the Via Dolorosa … Continue reading

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THE PLOT THICKENS

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© The plot was well underway from the day they left  Bethany until they reached  Jerusalem.  Mary heard murmurings of it within the crowds.  Some thought Jesus was the Messiah, but there were those that couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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