Lectionary Haiku 6 March 2022

First Sunday in Lent

Typically, today commemorates Jesus’ testing in the Judean wilderness at the commencement of his public ministry. He was “tested in every way as we were” which invites us to reflect on his and our humanity when under duress or discerning a straight course through a minefield of lesser callings. Deuteronomy reveals a benchmark, the memory of rescue from slavery and the blessing of a permanent home of Jesus’s Judaic tradition. Repetition of the same psalm of the last few days cements assurance of relationship in YHWH. Romans reminds us that belief resides in the heart and is based on relationship, not only intellectual assent. Luke reveals the testing of Jesus and notes how its rigour stretches beyond a particular 40 day season.

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Deuteronomy 26:1-11 

Hear O loved one
Recall your way to release
And milk and honey


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Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Focus on him who saves
He will deliver from harm
all who live his name


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 Romans 10:8b-13

Heart and lips are one
When relating and speaking
Then the world is won. 


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Luke 4:1-13

How to win the world
Not by bread, power, or tricks
He will show the Way


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Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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