Stewardship Corner

April 2020

Apr 6

Who, though he was in the form of God, Did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness.

The Gospel readings today are long, both the Entry Into Jerusalem and the Passion Narrative are very long, too long for me to summarize in a few paragraphs. Fortunately, in the reading from Philippians, St. Paul has done it for us. This is the kenotic hymn, the hymn to our God emptying Godsself for the good of humankind. Creation started from...
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Apr 4

“When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home.”

His good friend Lazarus has died, and just to make sure he’s good and dead, Jesus delays his arrival in Bethany for two days. When he finally arrives, Martha rushes out to confront him for his tardiness. This is the Martha who in Luke wanted Jesus to tell Mary to quit listening to him and go help her in the kitchen. Martha, ever the woman...
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