Gustave Dorè, "The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem," 1967

Scripture Reading & Meditation

2 Timothy 4:9-22

“We cannot be strong in the Messiah without being enriched by the other members of his body and, in turn, enriching them. Abiding in Christ means staying in touch with other parts of his body (Jn 15:7). Being in community with members of the body of Christ is essential to spiritual renewal.”

Richard Lovelace, Renewal as a Way of Life

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”―C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves