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The Way of the Cross is a Via Dolorosa Scriptural Stations of the Cross 7-9 By Wendell Barnett Then [Pilate] handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha….

The Way of the Cross Goes through Gethsemane Scriptural Stations of the Cross 1 and 2 By Wendell Barnett Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,…

By Wendell Barnett The Way of the Cross Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.—Matthew 16:24   For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. —I Corinthians 2:2  …

In a Whisper Here by Wendell Barnett Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the…

Why do we give up something for Lent? As Tevye said in Fiddler on the Roof, “Tradition!” It’s expected of you. You’re constantly asked, “What did you give up for Lent?” so you give up something just to have an answer. You want to kick a bad habit. Because Jesus did it. So that we are reminded of the sacrifice Jesus made for us. So that whenever we think of what we gave up, we remember to pray and be thankful. To help us remember that earthly things don’t have power over us.

Lent is a great time to begin a routine of self-examination; in fact, this is actually an intended part of Lent. In this post, allow me to introduce to you to a technique of self-examination I’ve only recently discovered, and it may be one you would like to use: The Examen.

In our day there are some 2 billion people on this earth who call themselves Christian. The journey to 2 billion started some 2000 years ago with the first step Jesus took into the Wilderness of Judea wherein He spent 40 days fasting and being tempted by Satan and, one may well believe, He “went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question what it meant to be Jesus.”

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