Category: Mentoring Moments

FROM DARKNESS INTO DAWN (EASTER)

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH I walked from darkness into dawn and the moon had kindly shined upon this traveler with its gentle glow, until it faded and then went low. The sky reflected beautiful hues from darker purple to brighter blue and shining yellow… Continue Reading “FROM DARKNESS INTO DAWN (EASTER)”

MENTORING MOMENTS – WAITING (THE EASTER VIGIL)

THE VIGIL OF EASTER, SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH Today we come to Jesus, our beloved mentor and friend, and find an empty seat. He is not here. We know why. We know his terrible story, his incredible suffering, his excruciating death. Our sad and reverent… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – WAITING (THE EASTER VIGIL)”

MENTORING MOMENTS – TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 15THA TIME OF BLESSING On this Good Friday, we sadly gather around Jesus to hear of his last hours on earth. Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with me. When we came to the… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE”

MENTORING MOMENTS – FROM DESPERATION TO SURRENDER

MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 14THA TIME OF SHARED STRUGGLE We gather around Jesus in somber silence today, for we know what is to come. Jesus soberly begins… We went to a place called Gethsemane; and I said to my disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” I… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – FROM DESPERATION TO SURRENDER”

MENTORING MOMENTS – A PRAYER FOR US ALL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13THA TIME OF INSTRUCTION In this painful, dreadful week, we sadly anticipate what is to come. As we gather with Jesus, his eyes are sad, his countenance earnest. He asks us to listen as he prays for us, and that is all… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – A PRAYER FOR US ALL”

MENTORING MOMENTS – GO AND DO LIKEWISE

TUESDAY, APRIL 12THA TIME FOR A STORY This familiar story has a way of deeply touching our souls, inviting us to expand in love, to extend our idea of what it means to love our neighbor. Jesus begins… Just then a lawyer stood up… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – GO AND DO LIKEWISE”

MENTORING MOMENTS – UNBIND HIM

MONDAY, APRIL 11THA TIME OF COMFORT Today we gather for one more word of comfort from our mentor, Jesus. He begins by remembering the time when his friend Lazarus had died. As Jesus was heading to Bethany, Martha, the sister of Lazarus, met him… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – UNBIND HIM”

MENTORING MOMENTS – BECOMING A PEACEMAKER

FRIDAY, APRIL 8THA TIME OF BLESSING We come for our Friday blessing from our mentor Jesus today. We may be noticing that within some of these blessings there is also a calling – but that calling then returns the blessing. Today, Jesus’s words are… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – BECOMING A PEACEMAKER”

MENTORING MOMENTS – TURNING THE TABLES

THURSDAY, APRIL 7THA TIME OF SHARED STRUGGLE When we meet with Jesus today, he first shares a little background information. In the story we now remember on Palm Sunday, Jesus had just entered Jerusalem on a donkey with the crowds gathered around him –… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – TURNING THE TABLES”

MENTORING MOMENTS – ALL ABOUT LOVE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6THA TIME OF INSTRUCTION As we gather for our time of instruction, Jesus invites us to come closer, holding his arms out as if to embrace us all. He looks upon us with tenderness as he begins his story… When the Pharisees… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – ALL ABOUT LOVE”