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

Welcome to the Lenten Devotional 

When Jesus began his ministry he declared:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

  • Luke 4:1819

And then he spent the rest of his ministry proving he meant what he said.


This devotional looks at the last chapters of the Gospel of Luke, prior to Holy Week, when Jesus is nearing the end of his ministry here on earth.  These Gospel texts are held in conversation with different prophets, poets, and disciples who continued to follow in the footsteps of Jesus in this Divine world-shaping Gospel-centered ministry.  

Each day is a little different.  But every day invites us to walk closer to God. 

Sometimes only the readings are present.  Other times a picture says it all.  Some days have prayer exercises you are invited to engage.  And at other times, you will be invited to learn more about the saint who is celebrated on Sunday and throughout the week, modeling for us what it looks like to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Following Jesus is not easy.

But it is the most rewarding relationship and journey that we can take on this earth. 

Devotions will begin tomorrow Sunday March 10, 2019.  Thank you for taking this journey together.