April 15 – Good Friday – A cup of sorrow
On this Good Friday, we grieve the violence of humanity. In John’s account of Jesus’ death, Jesus’ final words are: “I am thirsty. . . it is finished” (John 19:28, 30). He is offered a jar full of sour wine as he takes his final breaths. And yet, even here, God’s love is full, poured out, self-emptied. Even in his last moments, Jesus is overflowing with truth and the fullness of the human experience. God embodies the fullness of pain and deep sorrow. And so, in the silence of this day, let us, too, sit in the fullness of this cup of sorrow.
Generosity rises from the conviction that God has provided, and that we can participate in God’s work with our offerings. Give today.
Full to the Brim
Full to the brim reminds us to live fully—as we pursue justice and hope, or express grief and gratitude. And so, this Lent, let us trust—fully—that we belong to God. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us discover the expansive life God dreams for us.