Read: Philippians 4:8-9
Holy Week tells the story of Jesus–a story filled with injustice and violence. Though innocent, Jesus was sentenced to a violent death. Where is the justice and peace? On our behalf, Jesus encountered injustice, violence, and death itself in order to bring a new order–one in which the lion and lamb might lie down together. Until that time comes, we continue to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. We press on.
Watch: (as part of our Lenten focus on the ELCA Campaign theme of Global Church, keep the reading from Philippians in mind as you see and celebrate these faces of ordained women pastors in India)
Ponder: What does it mean to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?
Pray: Gracious God, we thank you for the promise of a world of justice and peace. Your love for your beloved humanity is breathtaking. To send your son Jesus Christ to live among us and die for us is humbling. allow us to partner with you to bring justice and peace in all the earth. Show us the way. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.