Love.

(This is part three of a series considering how Jesus might answer the question, “What would I do if I only had a week left to live?” See Part One and Part Two.) 4. That week, Jesus loved extravagantly. Here’s the thing at the core of his week. It wasn’t just the prayer. It wasn’t just […]

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Teaching and loving.

(Part two of a series on how Jesus would answer the question, “What would I do if I only had a week left to live?” Here’s Part one. ) 2. That week, Jesus taught clearly and intensely If Jesus spent the nights on the Mount of Olives, during the days of this week, Jesus was […]

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One week left.

Recently, I worked on an exercise where you ask yourself, “What would I do if I only had a week left to live?” You then answer that for a month, a year, five years, and a life. It was a good exercise. I learned some things about what I thought was important. And then I […]

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Holy Week PSA.

(First published April 14, 2011) This is a public service reminder. We are in what is known as Holy Week. During this week, in churches everywhere, there will be an unusual number of public services. There were be public services on Palm Sunday. There will be public services on Maundy Thursday. There will be public […]

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Faltering isn’t failing

I was trying to answer a question about Lent. My friend said, “Describe the feeling that people are experiencing that observing Lent could help with.” I wrote, “When you feel frustrated with faltering again on goals and resolutions.” And I laughed. The truth is that many of us describe outcomes as “failures.” We started the […]

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