The Way of the Cross, part 2

Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in; aim at Earth and you will get neither. –C.S. Lewis

PRAYER: (from the Lectionary)

“O God, by the passion of your blessed Son, You made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, AMEN.”

SCRIPTURE: (from the Lectionary)

1 Corinthians 1: 18-31

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified… (1 Cor. 1: 1-23a)

PRAYER FOCUS: Foolish Blessings

Good Morning, Christian. It’s Tuesday of Holy Week. As the season of Lent draws to a close, let us consider God’s many blessings.

What if someone prayed that you would be “blessed” with Discomfort, Anger, and Tears? Would you think them unkind? Perhaps even cruel?

What if that person also prayed that you would be blessed with Foolishness? Maybe that person would be foolish themselves.

Or maybe not…watch this video:

The Way of the Cross, dear Christian, is foolishness. May God bless you with all these things.

Go out and do what others claim cannot be done.

Go in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified…

[VIDEO “A Four-fold Blessing” is presented under license with IgniterMedia (www.ignitermedia.com)]

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