Author: Frank Gruver

Blessed is the One Who Comes

This is the week of Jesus’ passion. And that story begins with Jesus entry into Jerusalem found in Luke 19:28-40. Palm Sunday, a day when we recall the “triumphal entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy  Week. But what was behind the symbols: the colt, riding from the Mount of Olives, the […]

Finding the Sacredness of Creation in the Ashes

Finding the Sacredness of Creation in the Ashes Discussions of lent will often cite this single verse: “All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.” (Ecclesiastes 3:20). Ecclesiastes (Greek: Ἐκκλησιαστής, Ekklēsiastēs, Hebrew: קֹהֶלֶת, qōheleṯ), known in Hebrew as Qoheleth, is a marvelous work of literature. It’s poetry […]

Pray for Peace in Ukraine

Urgent Prayers Needed for Peace in Ukraine (From World Church Communications) Community of Christ joins our voice with other people and groups around the world in an appeal for peace for Ukraine and Russia. We uphold the Worth of All Persons and the Pursuit of Peace (Shalom) throughout the world and offer our prayerful support […]

Mondays in Lent: February 24

During the Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, you are called into a time of deep spiritual seeking. This is a time when we make spiritual preparation for Easter and the meaning of Easter in our lives. While on this journey we are repentant, vigilant and generous. The traditional practices during Lent are […]