Reading for today:
Psalm 31, 35
1 Cor. 14:1-19
Death and suffering aren’t “fun” to deal with in our lives, but deal with them we must.
Jesus has the disciples close to himself as they make the final push to Jerusalem. He tells them plainly, “When we get there, I will be put on trial, and three days later I will rise from the dead.”
The disciples just simply didn’t understand and were afraid to ask. We don’t deal well with death and suffering.
Instead, they got into a conversation about who would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
We can be so clueless. Jesus talks about sacrifice, and we’re consumed with who gets the best seat in the house.
Lord, we move our way to Palm Sunday and then Holy Week. In these days ahead, help us to pay attention to the things we would rather avoid and help us, by your Holy Spirit, to set aside our trivial pursuits of greatness. Worthy is the Lamb.