Rector’s Corner: This Season of Lent, we have been invited to engage in a series Lenten meditation entitled “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John”. This beautiful Lenten Prayer Journal is a six-week program produced by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). We expect that each participant will be led into a deeper intimacy with God by praying with the words of John the Evangelist, and journaling in the included prayer journal. We hope you will join us for this transformative offering. Please obtain a copy of this book, now available at the back of the church.
Sunday Reflection: (Mark 1:29-39) The Gospel stories tell us that as well as healing, casting out demons, and preaching, Jesus was in the habit of going off to a quiet place to pray. He felt this need to be in touch with the fact that he was the Father’s beloved. He must have found the lack of human affirmation very wearing.
Jesus, this Gospel portrays a very busy day in your life. My days, as you know, can be busy too. But you find time to pray and I must try to do the same. You bless the time I give to prayer, and my life becomes more fruitful.
In prayer, perhaps you speak to Jesus about your shared experience of this busy and fast phase world. Let God tell you how much he appreciates you as a companion and as one who shares his work. Notice and express how much you resist as well as relish what he says to you.