Poets, Prophets and Disciples:
What it Means to Follow Jesus
Lenten Daily Devotional
March 22, 2019

Friday March 22

Luke 19:41-44

Vision beyond what is

Then he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling things there; and he said, ‘It is written, “My house shall be a house of prayer”; but you have made it a den of robbers.’  Every day he was teaching in the temple. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people kept looking for a way to kill him;


Justice is part of discipleship.  It is part of the vision of God.  It is part of our walk.

Justice is what love looks like in public.

Justice turns over tables.

Justice sees a vision beyond what is to what could be.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may move every human heart; that barriers dividing us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; and that, with our divisions healed, we might live in justice and peace through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Together let us pray and work for justice:

For people who are oppressed,

For people who are enslaved,

For people who are exploited, 

For people who experience racism,

For people who experience xenophobia,

For people who experience homophobia,

For people who experience transphobia,

For people who experience sexism,

Dismantling systems that oppress,

Dismantling systems that enslave,

Dismantling systems that exploit,

Dismantling systems that are racist,

Dismantling systems that are xenophobic,

Dismantling systems that are homophobic,

Dismantling systems that are transphobic,

Dismantling systems that are sexist.

For God’s justice.

The Breastplate of St. Patrick

God's Power to guide me,
God's Might to uphold me,
God's Wisdom to teach me,
God's Eye to watch over me,
God's Ear to hear me,
God's Word to give me speech,
God's Hand to guide me,
God's Way to lie before me,
God's Shield to shelter me,
God's Host to secure me,
Against the snares of demons,
Against the seductions of vices,
Against the lusts of nature,
Against everyone who meditates injury to me,
Whether far or near,
Whether few or with many.
I invoke today all these virtues