Welcome to St. Luke’s Lenten Blog

From February 17 thru April 3 parishioners of St. Luke’s will be sharing their reflections on the daily readings. 
 We invite you to click on any of the reflections below and enjoy.

Break open (your heart) and never close again to the rest of the world.

Break open (your heart) and never close again to the rest of the world.

Home > Lenten Blog Break open (your heart) and never close again to the rest of the world. February 28, 2021 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 | Romans 4:13-25 | Mark 8:31-38 | Psalm 22:22-30“He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my...

What is the path to the kingdom of heaven?

What is the path to the kingdom of heaven?

Home > Lenten Blog What is the path to the kingdom of heaven? February 26, 2021 Ezekiel 18:21–28 | Matthew 5:20–26 | Psalm 130My spaghetti comes in a box. (I hope you intrepid souls who make your own pasta will bear with my analogy.) When my spaghetti comes out of...

“The Field of Blood”

“The Field of Blood”

Home > Lenten Blog “The Field of Blood”February 24, 2021 Acts 1:15-26 | Philippians 3:13-21 | John 15:1,6-16 | Psalm 15Acts 1: “… (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels...

Seeking reconciliation is inextricably linked with a will to understand

Seeking reconciliation is inextricably linked with a will to understand

Home > Lenten Blog Seeking reconciliation is inextricably linked with a will to understand February 23, 2021 Isaiah 55:6–11 | Matthew 6:7–15 | Psalm 34:15–22For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the...

“The fear of the Lord is clean and endures forever.”

“The fear of the Lord is clean and endures forever.”

Home > Lenten Blog “The fear of the Lord is clean and endures forever.”February 22, 2021 Leviticus 19:1–2,11–18 | Matthew 25:31–46 | Psalm 19:7–14The fear of the Lord is cleanand endures for ever;the judgments of the Lord are trueand righteous altogether.- Psalm...

So what is this Lent?

So what is this Lent?

Home > Lenten Blog So what is this Lent? February 21, 2021 Robert and Georgie Girl, 1968Genesis 9: 8-17 | Psalm 25: 1-9 | 1 Peter 3: 18-22 | Mark 1: 9-15 Lent for me is a time of reflection. Some days are filled with joy. Others, with despair.We humans have many...

Preparing a Banquet

Preparing a Banquet

Home > Lenten Blog Preparing a Banquet February 20, 2021  Isaiah 58:9b–14 | Luke 5:27–32 | Psalm 86:1–11We’re only four days into Lent – a time of solemnity and abstinence. But today’s gospel has me thinking about parties. You remember parties… where people gather...

Start conversations. Ask questions. Explain why.

Start conversations. Ask questions. Explain why.

Home > Lenten Blog Start conversations. Ask questions. Explain why. February 19, 2021 Isaiah 58:1–9a | Matthew 9:10–17 | Psalm 51:1–10Might these days of Covid-19 during Lent of 2021 occasionally echo those befuddling days when – instead of fasting in sackcloth and...

But who do you say that I am?

But who do you say that I am?

Home > Lenten Blog But who do you say that I am?February 18, 2021 Deuteronomy 30:15–20 |Luke 9:18–25 | Psalm 1 Luke 9: 18-25 In The Gospel for my blog entry, Jesus asks his disciples two questions; "Who do the crowds say that I am?" and "But who do you say that I...

Matthew 6:1, 5-6

Matthew 6:1, 5-6

Home > Lenten Blog Matthew 6: 1, 5-6 February 17, 2021 Joel 2:1-2,12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 | 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 | Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 | Psalm 103:8-14 Matthew 6:1, 5-6 Jesus said, "Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for...

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