Lenten journeys don’t need to be long. Occasionally, they are just two steps forward and that is enough for the day. Jesus made this journey the same way. Teaching and reaching out to His disciples, His people and His gentiles. Man enough to hope and wonder if He was giving and doing enough to help them find the faith that they would need after the coming Passover, but God enough to know that it would be accomplished. Salvation is at hand. These are the same things that make you ponder and then shake in thankfulness amid all the worries of world.
1. “The most important Christians are not the ones who preach great sermons and write great books, but the ones who pray, and pray, and pray some more, sharing the quiet but effective victory of Jesus over all that defaces God’s creation.” ~ N.T. (Tom) Wright
2. “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” 1 Cor 12:4-6