Sunday, March 15
Luke 20:17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone’”?
Prayer: Jesus, on you our lives stand or fall.
Thought for the day: A keystone needs no additional mortar to maintain an archway.
Monday, March 16
Luke 20:25 “Caesar’s,” they replied. He said t them, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
Prayer: O God, let us know and live according to your values.
Thought for the day: Confederate script was worthless at the end of the U. S. Civil War.
Tuesday, March 17
Luke 21:3 “I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.”
Prayer: Jesus, you both knew and practiced sacrificial giving.
Thought for the day: Any tax can be paid without love.
Wednesday, March 18
Luke 21:27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Prayer: O Jesus, prepare us today for your return.
Thought for the day: The cake promised to unexpected guests lacks flavor.
Thursday, March 19
Luke 21:37 Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives.
Prayer: Jesus, we remember how you took joy in the public worship of God.
Thought for the day: During the passion week Jesus chose the Mount of Olives as a place of prayer and rest, and later from this place of prayer he ascended to God, the Father.
Friday, March 20
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
Prayer: O Jesus, we receive from your hand to ours the bread of remembrance and sacrificial love.
Thought for the day: As Rabbi at the Passover Jesus had the privilege of interpreting the prophetic meaning of the loaf and the cup that were shared at the table.
Saturday, March 21
Luke 22:34 Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
Prayer: God, let us be numbered with the ones through the ages who were ever ready for you.
Thought for the day: Though we are mortal, many are the fatalities that are “unexpected.”