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A Meditation for Tuesday in Holy Week

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
The lessons for today’s service point the way to the cross.Now we come toward the end of our Lenten journey and prepare our hearts for the remembrance of the last days that lead up to the crucifixion.It is sometimes difficult this time of year to slow down and tend to this task.It is difficult to practice introspection and solemnity during Lent because of the temptations of Spring all around us.It is difficult to look at the cruelty of the cross at any time, especially in the middle of the Cherry Blossom Festival for goodness’ sakes! But here we are and if we are here it is because we do care about these things.We care about taking this journey to the cross with Christ, we care about our annual re-examination of ourselves and we care about our call to follow the One who died for us. In today’s reading from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthian’s we are asked to focus on the cross, on this spectacle of vulnerability, shame and weakness.It is hard to rem…