Pre-Lent Reflections 2011

Reflections for the season of Pre-Lent for 2011.

March 8, 2011 - Tuesday of Quinquagesima

[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7)

March 7, 2011 - Monday of Quinquagesima

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah. (1 Samuel 16:13)

March 6, 2011 - Quinquagesima

But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken. (Luke 18:34)

March 5, 2011 - Saturday of Sexagesima

Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. (Psalm 31:5 from the Introit for Quinquagesima)

March 4, 2011 - Friday of Sexagesima

Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go." (John 11:43-44)

March 3, 2011 - Thursday of Sexagesima

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

March 2, 2011 - Wednesday of Sexagesima

You shall not murder. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.(The Fifth Commandment)

March 1, 2011 - Tuesday of Sexagesima

And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

February 28, 2011 - Monday of Sexagesima

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)

February 27, 2011 - Sexagesima

And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.' (Luke 8:10)

February 26, 2011 - Saturday of Septuagesima

For our soul is bowed down to the dust...Arise for our help, And redeem us for Your mercies' sake. (Psalm 44:25-26 from the Introit for Sexagesima)

February 25, 2011 - Friday of Septuagesima

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)

February 24, 2011 - St. Matthias, Apostle

And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles. (Acts 1:26)

February 23, 2011 - Wednesday of Septuagesima

Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them. (The Fourth Commandment)

February 22, 2011 - Tuesday of Septuagesima

But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. (1 Corinthians 10:5)

February 21, 2011 - Monday of Septuagesima

Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, "Give us water, that we may drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the LORD?" (Exodus 17:2)

February 20, 2011 - Septuagesima

'These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.' (Matthew 20:12)

February 19, 2011 - Saturday of the Week of the Transfiguration

It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. (Psalm 18:32 from the Introit for Septuagesima)

February 18, 2011 - Friday of the Week of the Transfiguration

Why do You hide Your face, And regard me as Your enemy? (Job 13:24)

February 17, 2011 - Thursday of the Week of the Transfiguration

And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. (Exodus 3:2)

February 16, 2011 - Wednesday of the Week of the Transfiguration

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.(The Third Commandment)

February 15, 2011 - Tuesday of the Week of the Transfiguration

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; (2 Peter 1:19)

February 14, 2011 - Monday of the Week of the Transfiguration

So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. (Exodus 34:30)

February 13, 2011 - The Transfiguration of Our Lord

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" (Matthew 17:5)