Virtual Spirituality Center Week 6
Scripture Luke 19:28-40
28 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 32 So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35 Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38 saying,
“Blessed is the king
who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
and glory in the highest heaven!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”
Are you ready for the journey to the cross? Holy week is a time to reflect on Jesus’ humanity and his suffering. As you think about Jesus’ journey use the finger labyrinths below. The first is a simpler version great for children. The second is more elaborate for a longer meditation time. Print these labyrinths out and then use your finger to follow the path. Usually, labyrinths are physically walked like a maze. You can go in and end your journey in the middle or you can go in and come back out the same way. You are also welcome to journey into the middle and stay there a while reflecting before you exit again.
Help me remember that Jesus was human just like me. Jesus felt pain and joy, sadness and laughter and everything in between. Guide my thoughts this week as I prepare to remember Jesus’ journey to the cross and beyond. Thank you for sending Your Son. In You most holy and precious name I pray,