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April 17, 2022
Passage: Luke 24:1-12
Duration: 25 mins
When the women find the tomb empty, even as they are stunned by the presence and words of the men in dazzling clothing, they return to their deep knowing and allow themselves to receive the expansiveness of resurrection. Surrounded by disciples who refuse to believe such expansive life, Peter is curious enough to return to the tomb, and as a result, he is filled with amazement and awe. Can we be curious enough to return and remember? Can we allow ourselves to be filled with expansive hope? Can we trust in the expansive promise of new life, and carry that promise with us wherever we go?
April 10, 2022
Passage: Luke 19:28-40
Duration: 29 mins
As Jesus enters Jerusalem, the multitude of disciples begins joyfully to shout with praise. The Pharisees try to silence them, but Jesus responds: “I tell you, even if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” As we begin our walk through Holy Week, let us ask: What can’t be silenced? What is bubbling up that we need to give voice to?
April 03, 2022
Duration: 27 mins
God is brazen in turning tears into joy. Surrounded by death, Mary and Martha joyfully welcome Jesus into their home. Mary pours out fragrant perfume and it fills the whole room. This is a brazen act of beauty. Beauty is resistance to death; beauty is an act of love. Her faith does not hide and it is not frugal. Mary exhibits a risky, extravagant, shameless faith. How might we be called to brazen, abundant, broken-open acts of beautiful faith?
March 27, 2022
Duration: 31 mins
The word “prodigal” is commonly used to describe the son who squanders his inheritance. Yet, today’s parable invites us to consider how God’s grace is also prodigal - extravagant, lavish, and illogical. This parable disrupts and expands our definitions of grace. God’s prodigal grace is not earned, but freely given. How might you receive and extend prodigal grace?
March 20, 2022
Duration: 27 mins
Like the fig tree, you are worthy. You’re not a lost cause. You’re not a waste of resources. You deserve to be nurtured. Your fruit will come. Like the gardener, you are invited to see others with audacious hope and budding potential. The lesson of the fig tree invites us to unpack the source of our worth in a system and society that often measures worthiness by outside indicators. We might ask, “Can the fig tree have worth even if it never produces any figs?” What does that mean for us if the answer is “yes”?
March 13, 2022
Passage: Luke 13:31-35
Duration: 26 mins
God is our refuge. There is nothing that can separate you from God, or could keep God from gathering you in, protecting you fiercely. Jesus’ lament for Jerusalem is surprising given how he is treated by Jerusalem. And yet, no matter how much we try to separate ourselves from God, God will run to protect us. God’s love for us is fuller than we can imagine.* * All "Full to the Brim" liturgy, prayers, poetry, graphics, and artwork are used or adapted from A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.