Christ ChurchEureka CaliforniaSecond Sunday of LentGenesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4:1,Luke 13:31-35February 28, 2010The Rev. Ron W. Griffin“What you say, and how you stand”
God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astrayfrom your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embraceand hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with youand the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
ome Pharisees came and said to Jesus, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to killyou." He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons andperforming cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today,tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet tobe killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets andstones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children togetheras a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house isleft to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessedis the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"Good Morning!Today I have a cross I am wearing, given to me several years ago. The cross is covered byMilagros. Milagros are religious charms more often found in desert southwest of the US inmany areas of Mexico and other portions of Latin America. This cross with Milagros wascreated for me in
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
.These symbols remind me of my journey in this life my relationshipwith God, and is a symbolic way for me to remember life’s mostimportant questions. And several of the Milagros focuses on thisLament of Jesus.