Camp Heartland Cross in snow 2Scripture —  Luke 18:31-34

Then [Jesus] took the twelve aside and said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.  For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon.  After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.”

 But they understood nothing about all these things; in fact, what he said was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.


Dear Lord,

We have your words in scripture which describe why you walk to Jerusalem – and why you walk on this world at all.  But we often remain blind or deaf to your purposes — for us, for our church, for our world.  Continue to speak to us, we pray, so that through our individual prayers and meditations and common gatherings, we will see and hear, and thereby understand and receive the good news.