Category Archives: Hunger: A Matter of the Heart

April 11, 2020

Jesus, whose love took the shape of a cross: in the hour of deepest agony your mother and your beloved disciple      did not flee, but stood beside you. You call us to pour out our lives in service      to others, yet the suffering of your people seems      to have no end. When […]

Good Friday, April 10, 2020

O God, on this day      Of your Son’s humiliation, we bless you. Look from Calvary upon this meal [this fast]      and bless us with life. May we see Christ in the despised      and rejected of the earth, and carry their sorrows as he has carried ours, that all griefs may be shared […]

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

O God, Host of the festival table, you have prepared the passover lamb, and you have broken bread      with the disciples. We praise you for all the food you have served to us and to all the world. And now, O God, servant at our table, teach us to serve one another. Make us […]

April 8, 2020

Isaiah 49:8-10 Thus says the Lord: In a time of favor I have answered you, on a day of salvation I have helped you; I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages; saying to the prisoners, “Come out,” to those who are […]

April 7, 2020

Matthew 25:35-36  For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. Reflection: […]

April 6, 2020

Holy God, whose loving-kindness is everlasting: lift the burden of all who are weary from the search for food and refresh those who are parched from thirst. Lord, in mercy, as you sent manna in days of old, grant living bread in our wilderness. O God, source of all consolation: comfort with the sure sense […]

April 4, 2020

Hymn ELW 734 – “God, Whose Farm Is All Creation” God, whose farm is all creation, take the gratitude we give; take the finest of our harvest, crops we grow that we may live. Take our plowing, seeding, reaping, hopes and fears of sun and rain, all our thinking, planning, waiting, ripened in this fruit […]

April 3, 2020

Luke 16:19-31 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick […]

April 2, 2020

Matthew 25: 35, 37, 40 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you? The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.” Reflection: […]

April 1, 2020

Hymn ELW 720 – “We Are Called” Come! Live in the light! Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord! We are called to be light for the kingdom, to live in the freedom of the city of God. Refrain:      We are called to act with justice,      we are called to […]