The season of Lent is a time for solemn reflection, prayer, and repentance, leading up to Holy Week, when Jesus returned to Jerusalem, was crucified, buried and resurrected. During this season, it is appropriate for us to reflect on places in today’s time where there is loss, poverty, and pain. Throughout his life, Jesus was closest to people who had succumbed to illnesses, were marginalized by society, and who were experiencing rejection and suffering. Throughout this Lenten season, we will be reprising our series, Jesus Was No Stranger, which seeks to look at some of those places in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. We will ask ourselves, “In light of Jesus’ life, how do we, as Christians, respond to the experiences of both Jewish Israelis and Palestinians today?”
During Lent 2017 we offered reflections and prayers on the themes of:
Jesus was no stranger to . . .
. . . . persistent hope
We will wrapped up the series with “Thy Kingdom Come” on Pentecost Sunday.
We would like to give special thanks to Kyle Anderson Photography for the use of his photos in this series.
Ash Wednesday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Life Under Occupation
First Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Obedience
Second Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to a Life of Poverty
Third Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Death and Sorrow
Fourth Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to the Cry for Justice
Fifth Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to the Least of These
Sixth Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Being Misunderstood
Maundy Thursday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Humble Service
Good Friday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Persecution and Pain
Easter Sunday: Jesus Was No Stranger to Persistent Hope
Pentecost Sunday: Thy Kingdom Come