We hope you have found our 28 day journey through the Book of Job stimulating. Janet has kindly agreed that her reflections could be made available as a booklet. If you click here you can download a PDF version of the booklet which, when printed, double sided, gives a nice resource for use in individual or small group reflection.
As we now enter into Passiontide we have something rather different for you as we travel together to Calvary and beyond.
Our Catholic sisters and brothers are familiar with a spiritual exercise called the Stations of the Cross. These are used by some other traditions but every Catholic Church in these islands will have a set of Stations around the walls of the church or chapel. Each Station is an invitation to stop, stare and meditate upon the journey Jesus took from Pilate’s Court to Calvary. Over time the stages of the journey were embellished in the telling which led to their rejection as a spiritual discipline at the Reformation by many Protestants.
Over the next two weeks we are going to look at the stages of this journey noted in the Gospels and illustrated by a range of artists including: He Qi, the Sisters of Turvey Abbey, Marc Chaghall, Caravaggio, Linda Roberts, Sieger Koder and many more. Each day, Sundays excepted, from tomorrow until Holy Saturday our reflections on the Way of the Cross will be aided by some art to help us focus alongside the Scriptural reading.
We hope this will help us all to mark Passiontide as we continue our journey of faithful discipleship.
with every good wish
Andy Braunston Coordinator, Daily Devotions from the URC Project
O God, in this season of reflection, help me to find the people who are calling me to change my ways and to search my heart. As the Winter deepens, may my heart be stripped bare, so that when comes the Spring, I can rise renewed and flourish into life. Amen.