As next Sunday is the day before St. Patrick’s Day, let us start with this prayer:
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.
This Sunday not only happens to be an excuse for remembering Patrick of Ireland (although those who are followers of the old religion tend to be less than enthusiastic about his time on that island), it is also the second Sunday of Lent. The readings for Lent 2A can be found here.
The major choice for this weeks appears to be between Journey into the Unknown, and Born-Again, and possibly (for those who did not do it a couple weeks ago, or who want to re-visit it) the Transfiguration.
Which way will you go?
Are you with Abram, packing up his life and leaving home?
Are you with Nicodemus, sneaking in to see Jesus under cover of night?
Or are you on the Mountain top, blinded by the light? (revved up like a deuce another runner in the night)
Then again there is Paul and Romans. Law and grace (it is Paul after all) and Abraham and faith…
Feel free to let us know where you are headed. And to share your struggles with the text. And to share insights or articles that helped you along the road.