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Do you remember the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall? The laugh was based on not getting street directions, but rather wise guidance for a budding performer, “Practice, practice, practice!”
Maundy Thursday Greetings!
A minister friend of mine is an avid hiker and blogger. A few years ago he used his sabbatical to walk the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) in Spain. One of his blog stories tells of a hiker legend about a climb in the Italian Alps that includes the Stations of the Cross along the trail. The stations represent fourteen points along the way of Jesus from Pilate’s condemnation to the tomb.
Grace and Peace to you!
Thomas missed it! (John 20:19, 24-29) He missed that first appearance of the resurrected Jesus with the disciples. Who knows what he was up to, but he wasn’t in the room where it happened. Then later, the testimony of his friends was not enough to persuade him that Jesus was alive again. He was not about to believe just on their say-so, and demanded the same opportunity to see Jesus. He even wanted to inspect his wounds.
Grace and Peace to You!
On the eve of open-heart surgery a pastor asked his cardiologist, “Doctor, can you fix me?” The physician, not known for bedside manner, replied, “Sure.” Then walked away.
Following the twelve-hour surgery, the patient asked the doctor, “In light of the blocked arteries that I had when I checked into the hospital, how much blood supply do I now have?” “All you’ll ever need,” replied the terse surgeon.
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